Unsure of instructions

I want to try the GAP-tastic cowl by Jen Geigley but am not sure if when I join in the round do I use one of the 131 sts I cast on or do I add an extra stitch so when I start my pattern I will have the 131 sts called for? Please help as I live in the Middle East and can't drive to the local knit shop and am stuck.

YOUR ANSWER


When I am joining the first round of a row on circular needles I don't add any extra stitches but there is a bit of a trick to it.

I learnt this technique watching a DVD on knitting socks on two circular needles but works just as well using one.

Cast on the required number of stitches and then ease them evenly around your circular needle so that the ends of the row are close to the points of the needle.

Hold your needle as if to start knitting the second round, slip the last stitch on the right hand tip onto the left hand tip. Use the right needle tip to pick up the second stitch on the left tip (the original first stitch) and lift it up and over the first stitch and onto the right hand tip.

Add a stitch marker onto the right tip to mark the end of the row and commence knitting the row as per your instructions.

By crossing over the two end stitches you will have successfully joined the round.

Hope this helps.

Click here to post comments

Return to Answered Knitting Questions.


Couldn't Find What You Were Looking for?

Try searching the site using the search box below:

Custom Search









Recent Articles

  1. Shetland Lace Knitting

    Dec 11, 19 07:03 PM

    Shetland Lace Knitting is a particular style of knitting that developed in the Shetland Islands and was one of the main exports of the Island early in the last century.

    Read More

  2. kfb: Knit front and back

    Nov 26, 19 06:24 PM

    kfb or knit front and back is a method of increasing your number of stitches by one and involves knitting into a single stitch twice.

    Read More

  3. Crochet and Knitting

    Nov 24, 19 11:04 PM

    Crochet and knitting are two different yarn crafts, and I do tend to get a little annoyed when TV shows or movies get them mixed up.

    Read More



Subscribe Here: