January 21st, 2014

Tuesday’s Knitting Tip – How to Avoid the Gap

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When joining in the round, it’s very easy to get a little gap in between the first and last stitches. You can stitch this up when you weave in your ends, or you can try this technique!

Slip your first and last stitches onto a spare needle, then twist that needle around. Now, the first stitch will be on the left, and the last stitch on the right. Slip the left stitch onto the left needle, and the right stitch onto the right needle. This twist actually crosses that first and last stitch to close your gap. Now you can start knitting without having to worry about the gap again!

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Grace

Customer Service Liaison at WEBS - America's Yarn Store
I started working at WEBS in September 2010. I learned how to knit 5 years ago and have been crocheting since childhood. When I'm not knitting, I love to be outside with my Black Lab, Ellie.
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  • Kathleen

    Very clever! I will try this since I use the ‘pinch the stitches while trying to switch them’ method which is sometimes not too successful.

  • Fran Friel

    Clever. Thanks!