By Margaret Radcliffe

ISBN-10: 160342766X

ISBN-13: 9781603427661

Round knitting has many advantages, together with making it more uncomplicated to keep on with charts (with the right-side of the paintings regularly dealing with you) and doing away with the necessity for seams. And it's enjoyable! In round Knitting Workshop, grasp instructor Margaret Radcliffe covers every thing you want to comprehend to grasp the paintings of round knitting, featuring reasonable Isle, twined, helix, tubular, and different vintage suggestions in unique step by step photographic sequences. Thirty-five demonstration initiatives allow you to attempt each one strategy on a mini sock, hat, bag, mitten, sweater, or vest earlier than utilizing it to a bigger undertaking. Radcliffe even indicates you ways to simply convert styles written for instantly needles to round.

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You can place a marker on your needle at this point to keep track of the end of the round as the piece grows in length. To begin the next round, just keep on knitting. You’re actually working in a long, smooth spiral. To make stockinette stitch, all you have to do is knit. Neat trick, eh? Child’s or adult’s hat. A 16" (40 cm) long needle should work. Sweater body. A needle 24" (60 cm) or longer is appropriate. Socks or mittens. A very short 9"–11" (23–28 cm) needle would be required. Needles this short can be hard to find and difficult to use because the rigid points are quite long in proportion to the cables, so I don’t recommend them if you’ve never worked with circular needles before.

Stitches Twisted? c Left leg forward (reversed from standard) Flat knitting, stitches not twisted Circular knitting, stitches twisted If your knitting is perfect when you work flat, but every stitch is twisted when you work circularly, it’s because you are a special knitter! You use one of the alternative methods of knitting. You probably hold your yarn in the left hand, but some knitters who hold the yarn in the right hand encounter the same problem. The “standard” method is to knit into the front of the stitch (a and b).

The same thing happens at the ends when working with two or more circular needles. What are the alternatives? Use the needles as markers. If you’re not shifting stitches from needle to needle, you can keep track of sections of your knitting just by how you divide them between the needles. For example, put all of the front stitches of a sock on one needle, and divide the back stitches evenly between two more needles, with the beginning of round at the point between the two needles. You’ll always know when you’re working the front, because there are more stitches on that needle and you’ll always know where the end of round is: between the two short needles.

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