Tuesday Tips - Knitting in the Round

Knitting in the round is one of my favorite things to do. I tend to procrastinate finishing items such as seaming, weaving in ends, blocking, etc., so knitting in the round means a lack of seams. It also makes it much easier to knit colorwork which I also love.

So, today, I thought I would round up a few tutorials that are related to knitting in the round. In case you've never used double pointed needles, this first tutorial is for you!

How to Knit in the Round 

When you cast on in the round, there can be a bit of a gap where you started, but this next tutorial shows how to avoid that gap.

How to Join in the Round

Along the same line, binding off in the round also causes a gap, but this tutorial (complete with a video and photographs) shows how to fix that.

Binding Off in the Round 

If you have ever knit stripes in the round, you know how frustrating it can be to have a "jog" in your knitting which is caused by the spiral construction of knitting in the round. The following Craftsy tutorial shows two different methods for fixing the issue.

Knitting Jogless Stripes in the Round 

Hopefully these tutorials will help you out as you knit in the round, whether you are a beginner or an expert.