March 13th, 2012

Tuesday’s Knitting Tip – How to Join in the Round without a Twist

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If you’ve ever knit in the round only to discover way too late that you had a twist in your cast on stitches, then you might like to try this week’s tip from Kirsten Hipsky.

Work a few rows back and forth (flat) before joining in the round. It provides a much more stable fabric that’s easier to divide among double pointed or circular needles. It’s much easier to spot a twist before joining to knit in the round, saving you from having to start over. Since you’re already going to have to weave in the end from the cast on edge, you can use this tail to sew your small seam of flat knitting.

Watch Kirsten’s video tutorial on How to Knit in the Round on Circular Needles for more information on this knitting technique.

Have you ever twisted your cast on stitches when joining in the round? What other ways do you use to make sure you don’t have a twist when knitting in the round?

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Dena started working at WEBS in 2006, shortly after she learned to knit. She also dabbles in crochet and weaving. She finds knitting complements her marathon and triathlon training really well.
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  • http://italiandishknits.wordpress.com/ Italian Dish Knits

    I love that tip!  I knit in the round all the time and never thought of that but it makes so much sense. I’m always worried if I’ve twisted.  

  • MB@YarnUiPhoneAppv2.2

    This is a great tip whether you’re making a skirt, poncho or a hat. I’m going to do this next time I’m working in the round. Saves a lot of heartache.