Switching circular needles

by Nan
(MO)

I have started a sock on Magic Loop Circulars and find them too slippery. How can I correctly transfer my sock over to a different set of needles!

Thank you!
Nan

YOUR ANSWER


The answer to your question would depend on what type of needles you are planning to use instead of the ones you are currently using.

But basically it involves knitting each section off your current needles onto the new ones.

If you are moving to 2 circular needles this should be quite easy, but it is slightly more complicated if you are moving to double pointed needles.

If your needle set has five needles, you knit 1/2 of the stitches on each end of your magic loop needle onto one of the double pointed needles until you have 1/4 of the stitches on four of your needles.

Again not too complicated.

If you have a set of four it is a bit more difficult. You need to divide your total stitches by three and knit that many stitches off the first section of stitches on your magic loop needle.

Then knit the remaining stitches onto the second double pointed needle. Slip the rest of your stitch into position for knitting and knit enough stitches on the current double pointed needle to 1/3 of the total number of stitches, then knit all of the remaining stitches onto your third double pointed needle.

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