Magic loop knitting is a way of knitting socks (or any tiny tube) with a long circular needle instead of double-pointed needles.
In this pattern you will see links to seven instructional videos that will explain each section in detail, and help get you through the tricky parts. All you need is less than 200 yards of worsted-weight yarn and size US 5 circular needle with at least a 24″ cord. (A longer cord is even better.)
This pattern is for a worsted-weight anklet sock. We’re using heavier yarn and bigger needles than most knitted socks, so that you can quickly learn and work through the elements of Magic Loop sock knitting. The techniques you learn here will set you up for working with all kinds of other sock patterns.
Size: Any size woman’s shoe size, average width
Needles: Size 5 US circular needles, at least 24” in length (longer is better)
Yarn: at least 200 yards of worsted-weight wool or wool blend yarn
Additional Materials: stitch marker, tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Gauge: 5.5 stitches per inch in stockinette
This pattern is available two ways – either in traditional PDF (printable) format, or in eBook format.