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« on: December 08, 2010 04:43:28 PM »

Though I've been knitting socks for more than 20 years, I've never been able to master the magic loop technique.  Last year, I really made an effort, but everything got so tangled, I just gave up in frustration and went back to knitting one-at-time.  Today, I just happened on a knitting site that had the answer to my dilemma http://www.lisaclarke.net/2010/12/07/upcycled-bag-o-yarn/.

I rushed to my sewing machine and made my own version out of an old pair of blue jeans. 


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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010 07:21:04 AM »

I'm sorry, I don't understand what it does? Is it just to keep the balls of yarn separate? Zip lock baggies do the same thing, whether you're doing ML or just using 2 strands of yarn.
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2010 07:43:34 AM »

Very nice, love that you repurposed a pair of jeans! Smiley  I don't usually have a problem tangling my yarns when doing ML when I'm at home, but I would definitely need something like this if I was to bring my ML knitting anywhere.
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2010 10:48:21 PM »

I'm sorry, I don't understand what it does? Is it just to keep the balls of yarn separate? Zip lock baggies do the same thing, whether you're doing ML or just using 2 strands of yarn.

Much classier than ziplock bags though, doncha think? Grin
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2010 08:11:16 AM »

That is way cool! What a cool idea.
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2011 11:54:14 AM »

I was confused as well when I first saw the post. But the important part is the OP is a "sock" knitter (at least as far as this post is concerned) and thus is probably doing two socks at a time via magic loop. Hence, the two balls of yarn to keep separate.

I myself use magic loop for various things. But I have exactly zero interest in knitting socks. So I wasn't sure why someone would think a bag was an "aid" of any sort for ML. But if you are a 2 at a time sock knitter, it makes sense.
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2011 02:00:14 PM »

Yes, the reason for this project is that I am a sock knitter.  These are my first toe up socks and the first pair I've made two-at-a-time thanks to the Magic Loop.  The bag made all the difference.  There was absolutely no tangled yarn anywhere. 

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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2013 09:41:30 AM »

I am so happy I found this!!!

I also knit socks and although I love using my DPN's, I would like to try the Magic Loop without all the twists and tangles as well!

Thanks for this idea!
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