3-6 class hours.
Love knitting in the round, but have trouble with small circumferences? Never tried it because you are intimidated by that cord connecting the sticks? We’ll go over the basics of knitting around on circular needles of all lengths for making knitwear of all sizes. Learn how stitch patterns are worked when you go round and round and round. Once you’ve practiced the old standard techniques (16 and 24” circulars and double-points), we’ll go over two newer methods, the 2-circulars and Magic Loop. When you head home, you’ll be ready to finish our class projects, a neck warmer and fingerless mitts!
Circular knitting basics (joining without a twist)
Stitch patterns in the round
Using double-pointed needles
“Magic Loop” method
- 125 yds #5 bulky weight yarn in light or bright color
- 16″, 24″ AND 40″ circular needles in size appropriate for yarn
- 1 set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles
- Ring markers, yarn needle
Using 16″ circular needle, cast on 52 stitches. Join and knit 1 round.
In bulky yarn, 52 stitches should loosely span the 16″ length (measured point to point) of the needle. If it does not, check your needle length (it may be too long) and yarn weight (it may be less than bulky!).