If knitting in the round twists your circular cables or tangles up your DPNs, check out this mega-guide to circular knitting
I frequently receive requests for help with circular knitting. I’ve been enjoying circular knitting for years, so I forget that knitters often struggle with it. I even forget that I struggled with it at first, too! In fact, I even remember once that I firmly told my knitting mentor I had no desire to learn circular knitting, that I was completely fine with flat knitting forever.
What changed? What usually changes whenever I decide I’m going to dive in and learn a new technique: I found a pattern that I loved that was to be knitted in the round. That made me decide that perhaps, just this once, I could try circular knitting, and then beat it back to my beloved flat knitting.
As it turned out, I never looked back!
There were many things I learned about circular knitting that has improved my technique, though. Some of these I learned through trial and error; others I learned through blog posts and articles and videos online.
Here you’ll find a collection of posts from this website and others regarding circular knitting. Some of these are tutorials; others are just tips that will help you get better.
Help for Circular Knitting
About.com Guides: These guides offer helpful tips for joining knitting in the round (which can be tricky) and double-pointed needles (aka DPNs) tips.
5 Tips for Knitting in the Round: Here’s a nice Craftsy post that offers tips on casting on, needle lengths, and more.
The following are tips and tutorials found right here on KnittingforCharity.org!
I hope this mega-guide has helped you with any problem you might have had with circular knitting. If there’s something I haven’t addressed here, please let me know–I’ll help you find a solution!
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