3-6 class hours.

Love knitting in the round, but have trouble with small circumferences? Tried it a few times but still intimidated by that cord connecting the sticks? We’ll delve deep into 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 (one circular and double-points), we’ll go over two newer methods used for working small circumferences, the 2-circulars way and Magic Loop. When you head home, you’ll be ready to finish our class projects, a neck warmer and fingerless mitts!

Topics covered
Circular knitting basics (joining without a twist)
Stitch patterns in the round
Using double-pointed needles
2-circulars method
“Magic Loop” method

Know Before You Show

Student should have worked at least one project in the round.


  • 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 in same size
  • Basic knitting supplies (tapestry needle, ring markers, scissors, etc)


Class project for Round Up!
Class project for Round Up!

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!).

Another version of the Round Up! class project
Another version of the class project