Join in the Round

Circular knitting is the preferred method used to knit most socks and hats.  It is so popular that many knitters choose circular knitting for sweaters since it eliminates most seams from the garment.

A circular knitting pattern will ask you to cast on the required number of stitches and then “join in the round”.  This phrase causes confusion for many first time circular knitters.  The process is really quite simple and will open the door to the world of circular knitting.

I hope after watching this video that you will be tempted to try knitting in the round.  (Hint – socks!)

4 thoughts on “Join in the Round

  1. A 36″ needle is too long. The stitches will not be able to stretch across that length of cord. You could knit the hat with your needle using the Magic Loop method. Check out my video for a tutorial. Good luck with the hat!

  2. I am a new knitter, I’m starting my first hat and am joining in the round now. I have discovered my round needle is the correct size (10) but the length is 36 inches instead of the 16 inch size I was supposed to be using. Since I don’t have this size can I still start my project, then join onto the correct sized round in a few days? Thanks

  3. I am so glad I was able to help you. I used the long tail cast on for the cast on and it is also a video available on my website. Happy knitting!

  4. Hi, I have just begun to start knitting again after a many year break and found this video sooo helpful when I was trying to figure out how to join in the round. I was curious what type of cast on method you used in this video? I love the braided look on the edge and want to use that for the beanie I am making, thanks!

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