Does joining in the round count as a stitch?
To join knitting in the round is to connect the first and last cast on stitches together. This joining of stitches is what makes circular knitting possible. Here you will cast on as you normally do. Just be sure to check your knitting pattern for cast on method and stitch count.
Is knitting in the round difficult?
Knitting in the round is essential for going beyond the basics. You might think that it’s scary or complicated, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! Knitting in the round is one of the easiest techniques to master.
Can you knit in the round with straight needles?
Knitting in the round is typically done on circular or double pointed needles (DPNs). Fortunately, you can knit a tube open on both ends using straight needles for the entire project. You may want to use a cable needle or DPN to help with casting on and off, but this is up to you.
What does knitting in the round mean?
When we talk about “ knitting in the round ” what we mean is knitting a tube without a seam. In order to knit a tube that has no seam you must join your cast-on into a circle to form the base of your tube. Your first worked stitch will be your first cast-on stitch, rather than your last as is the case with flat knitting.