- 1 Can you knit in the round with circular needles?
- 2 How do you join wool when knitting in the round?
- 3 Is knitting in the round difficult?
- 4 How do you make an invisible seam in knitting?
- 5 How do you knit with circular needles too long?
- 6 Can I use straight needles instead of circular?
- 7 Can I use circular needles instead of double pointed?
Can you knit in the round with circular needles?
Circular needles are two knitting needles connected with a flexible cable. You use them by casting on enough stitches to fill the cable and the needles from tip to tip and then you “join in the round ” to begin knitting your tube.
How do you join wool when knitting in the round?
Using the Russian join
- Work until you have about 6 inches of yarn remaining.
- Pull the needle through, leaving a loop at the end of the old yarn.
- Now thread the needle with the new yarn and bring it through the loop you left in the old yarn, and then weave the needle in and out of the new yarn for 3 inches.
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.
How do you make an invisible seam in knitting?
- Place your knitted pieces side-by-side with the right side facing up.
- Insert the sewing needle under the first horizontal bar on one of your pieces.
- Pull the yarn through.
- Insert the needle under the horizontal bar on the other piece.
- Pull the yarn through.
- Repeat steps 2 to 5 until your seam is complete.
How do you knit with circular needles too long?
Change your needle to one with the same size but a shorter cable that fits inside your stitches. This is the most obvious solution. But not always the best. It can be a bit fiddly to knit with a really short cable, you don’t have so much room to move your tips.
Can I use straight needles instead of circular?
The short answer is “Yes, absolutely.” Use whichever style of needle is most comfortable for you. A slightly longer version goes like this: Both circular needles and straight needles have their uses.
Can I use circular needles instead of double pointed?
And the answer to this question is: Yes! Of course it’s possible! As long as you are knitting a small project on the round, you can absolutely replace a set of 5 dpns with circular needles and you can also do magic loop, if that’s your thing…