How to Teach Magic Loop by Elizabeth Green Musselman

How to Teach Magic Loop

September 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
70 yards (64 m)
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This is a pattern for a 14” baby hat that comes with a 3-page teaching module detailing how to prepare for and teach a knitting class on the magic loop technique.

Teaching a knitting class requires serious work. My teaching modules remove a lot of the stress and preparation and allow you to enjoy your class more.

The PDF includes:

  • three pages of detailed and innovative instructions on how to prepare for and teach a magic loop knitting class, including what materials and facilities you will need, how to prepare for the class, step-by-step schedule of what to do in class, what students will need to know before taking the class, and how long the class should be
  • a one-page handout to give your students that includes important tips and resources that they can take home with them
  • a pattern for a simple, adorable baby hat that they can use to practice the magic loop technique
  • full pattern and teaching support from the designer

I bring a wealth of experience to these modules: a knitter for the past 25 years, I have taught dozens of knitting classes, from beginning to advanced, in a variety of venues. I have also been a college professor for 12 years, and have thought a great deal about what works in the classroom.

Also see my other teaching guides:


I have had our first round of students working through the magic loop tutorial with me, and I really found it useful. The finished hats were just lovely, and the pattern is simple enough that we were able to modify them easily to have an i-cord top knot, no pixie shaping and a pom pom. If ever you decide to create any other tutorials, I would be very interested in them. — Alix of Threads & More, a shop in Indooroopilly, Queensland, Australia.