July 9th, 2013
When joining in the round, it’s very common to have a gap in your project at the beginning. Sometimes you can hide it by weaving in your ends to close this gap, but there’s an even better way!
To join in the round invisibly, cast on one more stitch than your pattern calls for. Then, when you’re ready to join in the round, slip this extra stitch to the left needle. Using the working yarn and the yarn tail held together, knit the first two stitches together. Now drop the tail and knit as you normally would.
This technique is especially useful on socks where the gap can be more noticeable, but equally as helpful for projects like hats and mittens.
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