I enjoy the magic loop method of knitting any time I have a small circumference to work. And by small, I mean anything under eighteen inches. My hands tuck comfortably into the loops and the stitches glide steadily around the needle. I have learned to avoid laddering at the turning points, and the needle is never lost.
Have you tried the magic loop? Give it a go. There are lots of videos out there showing how it is done.
And when you're comfortable with magic loop, how about some two-timing? I have rewritten my Fried Chicken Mitten pattern with detailed instructions on how to knit two mittens simultaneously using the magic loop method. There are seven sizes: Youth Small, YM, YL, Adult Small, AM, AL, and AXL.
This new pattern is seven pages long, with lots of drawings and pictures and tips, and stitch counts all along the way.
Mittens are a portable project easily tucked into a small sack. Folks will be mesmerized by your mad knitting skills.
The pattern is available on the right side of your screen.