It’s MagicPosted: February 21, 2006
Last week, I was well into knitting the foot of my first Thuja Sock.
That’s when I decided to rip it and start over. I felt that the knitted fabric was not tight enough and that the sock was too big for me. I knew both of these things well before I reached this point, but I wasn’t extremely dissatisfied until I got closer to the end. There’s nothing like denial to set you back a few days.
I cast on again using a smaller needle size.
Yup, the big accomplishment for me was that I used the Magic Loop method! I have been apprehensive about learning Magic Loop, but I am so glad I tried it because I like it much, much better than DPNs for sock knitting. I zoomed through this sock. Granted, I’m using size 4 needles, but still – this second attempt took much less time than the first one on DPNs. Many thanks to Steph for her photo tutorial on Magic Loop! The Fiber Trends booklet shown above is also very helpful.
I immediately cast on for the second sock, but it will sit on a back burner for a little while. I will be devoting this week to knitting a baby hat…also using Magic Loop!