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Posted - 09/29/2006 :  6:14:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit MissKnitty's Homepage Send MissKnitty a Private Message
I was just wondering what a Turkish cast on and a magic loop is. I have a couple of patterns with these techniques specified, and I don't know what they are!

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Posted - 09/29/2006 :  6:52:26 PM  Show Profile Send Solaris a Private Message
Here are links to two (there are many more on the web) tutorials/explanations pertaining to the techniques in question:

Re. Magic loop knitting, which is a way to knit in the round using only one, longer circular needle (instead of several double pointed needles) - listed under "small diameter circular knitting":

I also use it to knit hats in the round, that way, I stay with one needle for the whole project. It is a SUPER EASY technique. The website also shows you how to knit in the round using TWO circular needles.

RE. Turkish cast on:

Quote from the website: "The Turkish Cast-On is an invisible cast on that forms a closed end. It is perfect for things like sock toes, mittens, glove fingers, pouches and purses.." For pictures, instructions and further info visit:
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