You’ve cast on the right amount of stitches, and you’re ready to start your project. Now the next big step…join in the round!
This fun technique is easy to learn and will allow you to work all those circular knitting patterns you’ve always wanted to try.
So let’s get you started on your next knitting journey!
Step 1: Getting Started
First, make sure your stitches aren’t twisted, they should all be facing upright with the cast on edge towards the bottom. Begin by inserting your right needle into the 1st stitch on the left needle. Lift that stitch off and over onto the right needle. It will now stay on the right needle.
Step 2: Next, Lift That Stitch Off and Over First Slipped Stitch, Onto the Left Needle. It Will Now Stay on the Left Needle.
Step 3: Now, Insert Your Left Needle Into the Original 1st Stitch on the Right Needle. (Not the Stitch You’ve Just Slipped)
Step 4: Next, Lift That Stitch Off and Over First Slipped Stitch, Onto the Left Needle. It Will Now Stay on the Left Needle.
Step 5: The Two Stitches You Transferred Will Look Criss-crossed
These two stitches have now connected your work, and you are ready to start knitting in the round. Place a stitch marker onto the right needle to mark the beginning of the round. The new 1st stitch on your left needle is now the 1st stitch & beginning of round.
Step 6: You're Now Joined in the Round!
And now ready to go forth and knit circularly! Find a variety of easy & fun circular knitting patterns HERE to get you started.