Friday, November 9, 2012

Tips and Techniques - In the Round

Today's tip is a quick and easy one. I have to admit it's not mine, but I don't remember where or when I picked it up.

Ever experienced a messy join when knitting in the round? Laddering between needles is a big enough problem, but I could never seem to get a nice join in that first round of knitting. Until I read this tip:

When knitting in the round, cast on 1 extra stitch. When it comes time to join, move that extra stitch from the last needle onto the first needle. Then, knit (or purl) the extra stitch and the first stitch of the round together. That should give you a nice snug join and help minimize any gap or additional laddering.

That's it! Easy peasy.

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