How To: Magic Knots for Knitting

Today I have a tutorial for you!  As you get going on summer knitting, you may find that you need to use the Magic Knot technique to join a new ball of yarn.


Yes, I am.  HA!  If you have been into the store, you might have heard my take on knots in knitting.  Some people absolutely frown upon them, and that is ok, too.

In my opinion, though, it is better for someone to find a knot than it is for the project to fall apart!

Now, am I saying you should always use them?  Nope!  But this technique is really great for summer yarns, like cotton, linen, rayon, and other things that might be slippery.  Yarns where it might be difficult to conceal the ends.  It works best in textured stitch patterns, and isn’t as effective on smooth sections of stockinette.  It may take some experimentation to see when you can use this technique, but I think you will find it helpful on your summer projects!

So, what do you think?  Let me know in the comments!

Have you used this technique and found that it works well in certain applications?  Please share!

Maybe you have a project you are working on or that’s coming up where you think you can try it?  Let us know what kind of yarn and project you are trying it on!

I hope you have enjoyed this How-To, and I look forward to sharing more with you in the future!

Happy Summer Knitting!


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8 thoughts on “How To: Magic Knots for Knitting

  1. Carla Powell says:

    Nice video!! Good info. Enjoy little bets of info. or reminders of thing we have did in the past. Keep it coming.

    Carla Powell

    • says:

      Thanks for the feedback, Carla! I’m enjoying posting the updates, and I have quite a few more fun topics up my sleeve 😉

  2. Julie says:

    I wish I had watched this before I added a new ball of yarn to a shawl I’m making because I’ve been worried about how the weaving in is going to work in this slippery ribbon-type summer yarn. I’ll try to remember it for the next time. Love all the tips I’ve picked up from you. Makes big differences. Thanks.

    • says:

      Thanks Julie! Yes, having customers working with the new slippery summer yarns helped me remember that I should share this tip!

  3. Pat Lehman says:

    Really one of the best tutorials I’ve watched. I followed it quite easily and who wouldn’t benefit from knowing how to make a magic knot. I know there are plenty of times I could have, now I can.

    • says:

      Thanks Pat! I try to make it like you are right there looking over my shoulder 😉 Have fun with the new technique!

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