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  1. Zoe
    Sep 23 - 5:15 pm

    I knit continental for the most part as that is my first choice for knitting. I also noticed on your videos when knitting or purling, you wrap the yarn counter-clockwise around your right needle tip before pulling it back through the stitch on your left needle. I wrap mine clockwise for both knitting and purling. I have noticed that if I wrap one counter-clockwise, and the other clockwise, then I end up with a twisted stitch that is noticable on my next round/row. I guess if you wrap one way, you must be consistent to keep wrapping that way. BTW, I also purl off my left thumb — when bringing the yarn to the front, take it and loop it around your thumb from bottom to top and it goes back around your left index finger. Much less movement and easier to make the purl stitch. Just my experiences.

  2. liatmgat
    Sep 26 - 11:49 am

    Wow, interesting idea! Thanks for sharing your purling tricks here! And you’re right – it’s important to be consistent so your stitches don’t get twisted. Thanks for commenting! :)

  3. Susan
    Jan 23 - 8:15 am

    Thank you so much for making this video! I’ve been knitting forever (almost 40 years) but stuck to easy, straightforward knitting. DPNs mess me up royally, so until I recently found magic loop, I never knitted in the round. I’m finally knitting socks this year! Anyway, I really appreciate that you and others are willing to make videos to share with those of us who don’t know what we’re doing! Thank you again!!!

    • liatmgat
      Jan 23 - 7:48 pm

      Hi Susan –

      You are more than welcome! I’m so glad that Magic Loop could help you learn to knit in the round. :) I hope you get the opportunity to work on different types of projects now! I will definitely keep making videos for as long as they are helping students learn. :)

      Happy Knitting!

  4. Sara McGrath
    Feb 24 - 10:45 am

    YAY!! thank you so much for such an awesome technique!! :) my purling in the round is a bit looser (especially in garter) so this has made my stitches sit nice and pretty :) thank you so very much for your time and effort to help the rest of us!! :) xoxo

    • Liat Gat
      Feb 28 - 11:50 am

      Hi Sara, I’m so glad the video helped you! I love finding true shortcuts like this and I’m so glad you agree that it’s helpful.

  5. Rosie Kessler
    Mar 16 - 12:56 am

    Liat I used your technique on how to knit the Garter Stitch In The Round Without Purling (on youtube) on the sleeve of my Tomten Jacket by knitting the seam as I knitted the sleeve in the round.The pattern didn’t call for a Ribbed cuff and if I hadn’t planned of adding it the wrap & turn would not have been a problem . Now I need to start the ribbed 2×2 cuff and I transferred my stitches onto dpn ,question is what do I do with the wrapped st now so I can work the ribbing?

  6. […] related approach that I recommend that you start out researching is the no-purl garter stitch knitting technique, because this will certainly help you whenever you go to knit socks upon Magic […]

  7. Katrine
    Jul 13 - 6:51 pm

    Dear Liat. Thank you so much for your amazing video tutorials!
    They are the best I have ever found anywhere :) Really innovative knitting.
    I love this trick with garter stitches without purling in the round!
    But is there any way to avoid the “seam” that is created at the beginning of each round, where you do the wrap-and-turn?
    Just wondering , or maybe I am doing something wrong?
    Planning to make a sweater this way … :)

    • Liat Gat
      Jul 18 - 6:27 pm

      Thanks, you are so sweet! About the seam, you could pick up and knit the wrap when you get to it, but since this is garter stitch, the wraps should be pretty much invisible. Are you getting a very obvious seam? I think mine wasn’t too bad…

  8. Linda
    May 27 - 7:37 am

    Hi. Great video. I tried the ‘no purl garter’ knitting in the round on 16inch needles, not with magic loop. As Katrine stated, I wound up with a very obvious ‘seam’. Could you demonstrate this technique on short circulars? I think I’m missing something because I didn’t have to flip. Thanks so much.

    • Liat Gat
      May 28 - 7:05 pm

      Hi Linda,

      This is a good point. I need to do a video about how to do a jogless color join – that’s basically the technique you would use to avoid a seam here, I should think. I’ve added the video to my list!

  9. Linda
    May 28 - 7:10 am

    Dear Liat, me again. To continue on my question about knitting in the round on one circular needle, let’s say I have 80 stitches.
    Do I knit to then w&t stitch 80 ?
    When coming back the other way, do I w&t stitch 1 or stitch 80?
    Thanks again for taking on this question. I have not found it anywhere else.

    • Liat Gat
      Jun 08 - 1:51 pm

      Hi Linda,
      I’m happy to answer your questions! Sorry that it sometimes takes me a long time. :(
      Each time you come to the BOR (beginning of round), wrap and turn and then work 80 stitches. You’ll be going back and forth all the way around the tube, knitting, and therefore creating the effect of garter stitch, but without having to purl.

  10. Eylin
    Aug 22 - 6:48 pm

    OMG… you just blew my mind!!!

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