3-6 class hours.

Used to working in the round from the outside in, decreasing your way to the center? Learn how to work the other way, starting at the center and increasing out: no more running out of yarn before you hit the middle! Working on double-pointed needles, try different ways of starting in the center while knitting up a cute coaster or two. We’ll talk about increase types, and placement options for both design (spokes, spirals and concentric circles) and construction (flat circular shawl, dome-shaped hat, hexagonal afghan block) purposes.

Know Before You Show

Cast on, knit, purl, bind off; simple incs/decs, follow written instructions, simple stitch patterns. Must know how to work in the round on double-pointed needles.


  • 100 yds #4 (worsted-weight) smooth yarn in light or bright color
  • 1 set of five US 6 [4.0 mm] double-pointed needles, preferably NOT metal
  • US G/6 [4.25mm] hook


1) Cast on 22 sts. Knit 1 row. Knitting first and last stitch of every row, work in stockinette stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) until piece measures 4 inches, ending with a right side row. Knit 1 rowl; bind off. Block swatch.

Take stitch and row gauge measurements.

2) With dpns, cast on 9 sts. Distribute evenly to three needles, join and mark beginning of round. Knit 1 round.