How to Knit in a Circle – This blog post will teach you how to knit in a circle, a basic knitting technique.
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Knitting in a circle is a great way to create hats, bags, sweaters, and other circular items. It’s easy to do once you get the hang of it, and it’s a great way to use up leftover yarn.
To knit in a circle, you’ll need a circular knitting needle. These needles come in different sizes, so choose one that is appropriate for the yarn you are using. You’ll also need a tapestry needle for weaving in the ends when you’re finished.
With your circular needle and yarn, make a slipknot and put it on the needle. Then, knit into the slipknot as if it were a stitch on the needle, being careful not to twist the yarn. You should now have one stitch on your needle.
Next, knit all the way around the circle until you have the desired number of stitches. To close the circle, knit two stitches together as if you were decreasesing. Then, cut your yarn leaving a long tail and thread it through the remaining stitch on your needle. Pull tight and weave in the end.
The Tools You’ll Need
Before you can start knitting in a circle, you’ll need to gather a few supplies. You’ll need a circular knitting needle, some yarn, and a pair of scissors. The circular knitting needle comes in different sizes, so choose the size that is appropriate for the type of yarn you are using. If you are not sure which size to use, consult the yarn label for guidance.
Now that you have all of your supplies, it’s time to start knitting! To begin, make a slip knot with your yarn and place it on the needle. Then, hold the needle with the slip knot in your right hand and insert the tip of the left needle into the loop of the slip knot. Next, wrap the yarn around the left needle and pull it through the loop on the right needle. You have now completed one stitch! Continue working stitches in this way until you have reached your desired length.
When you are finished knitting, cut the yarn leaving a tail that is about 8 inches long. Then, insert the tip of the left needle into the first stitch on the right needle and pull it over the second stitch and off of the needle. You have now completed one decrease stitch! Continue working decrease stitches until only one stitch remains on your right needle. Finally, cut another 8 inch tail and use it to weave in all of your loose ends.
The Knitting Stitch
The Knitting Stitch
The knitting stitch is a method of producing fabrics by interlocking loops of yarn. It is used to make clothing, blankets, hats, and many other items. In order to knit in a circle, you will need to use a circular knitting needle. This type of needle has a pointed tip at each end and is often made of metal or plastic. The size of the needle will determine the gauge, or thickness, of your fabric.
If you are new to knitting, you may want to practice with a straight knitting needle before attempting to knit in a circle. You will also need a skein of yarn in the color of your choice. When you are ready to begin, follow these steps:
1) Cast on a desired number of stitches onto one end of the circular needle. For a scarf or blanket, you will typically need between 24 and 40 stitches. If you are unsure how many stitches to cast on, consult a knitting pattern or ask a friend who knits.
2) Join the ends of the yarn together by slip stitching the first and last stitches together. Be sure not to twist the yarn as you join it; otherwise, your fabric will be twisted when you finish knitting.
3) Hold the circular needle with the right end in your right hand and the left end in your left hand. Insert the point of the right-hand needle into the next stitch on the left-hand needle from front to back.
4) Wrap the yarn around the right-hand needle from back to front. This is known as an “yarn over” (abbreviated as “yo”).
5) Draw through both loops on the right-hand needle to form a new stitch on the right-hand needle. You have now completed one “knit stitch” (abbreviated as “k”). Repeat steps 3-5 until all stitches have been worked and you have returned to the beginning of your row.
6) To complete one row or “round” of knitting, turn your work so that the wrong side is facing you and proceed from step 3 again. Repeat steps 3-6 until your fabric is as long as desired
The most important part of starting any knitting project is the “casting on” process. This is what creates the foundation of your stitches and will determine the overall shape of your project. When you’re casting on for a project that will be worked in the round (like a scarf, hat, or sock), you’ll need to use a special technique to ensure that your stitches are not twisted.
To start, make a slipknot on one of your needles. Then, holding both needles in your left hand, insert the needle with the slipknot into the loop of yarn attached to the ball (this is called the “working yarn”). Next, wrap the working yarn around the needle clockwise and pull it through the loop on the needle. Now you have two loops on your needle – one from the slipknot and one from wrapping the working yarn around the needle. Don’t worry if this feels tight – you can always adjust it later.
Continue wrapping and pulling until you have cast on the desired number of stitches. Make sure that all of your stitches are facing the same direction (towards the point of your needles) and that they are not twisted around each other. Once you’re happy with your cast-on row, you can start knitting!
Knitting in a Circle
If you’ve ever needed to knit a circular shape, you’ve probably used one of two methods: either working in the round with circular needles or double-pointed needles, or working back and forth on straight needles and joining the ends to form a circle. But there’s a third way to do it that’s even simpler: knitting in a circle without using any special needles at all!
All you need is a single strand of yarn and a regular ol’ pair of knitting needles. You can use any size or type of needle you like, but for this example we’ll use size 8 US (5 mm) straight needles. Start by casting on four stitches using the long-tail method.
Now it’s time to start knitting in a circle. Insert your right needle into the first stitch on the left needle as if you were going to knit it, but don’t actually knit it — just let the tip rest there. Then, insert your left needle into the first stitch on the right needle as if you were going to purl it, but again, don’t actually purl it. Now gently tug on both needles so that the first stitch from each needle is transferred onto the other needle. You should now have two stitches on each needle.
Next, knit the two stitches on your left needle together as normal. Then purl the two stitches on your right needle together as normal. You should now have only one stitch remaining on each needle. At this point, you may have noticed that your work is starting to twist — that’s perfectly normal! Just give it a little tug so that the “seam” runs down the middle of your work, then continue knitting and purling Alternate between knit and purl columns until your work measures about 4″ (10 cm) from cast-on edge.
Now it’s time to close up the hole in the middle of our circle. To do this, we’ll need to decrease our stitch count by knitting two stitches together — but we can’t just do that anywhere, or our work will start to pucker. Instead, we need to make sure that our decreases happen at regular intervals around the edge of our circle so that everything lays flat when we close up the hole. For this example, we will be decreasing every other row:
*Row 1: Knit 1 stitch, then knit 2 stitches together*
Repeat this pattern until you have only 2 stitches left on your needles. Cut your yarn leaving a tail about 12″ (30 cm) long, then thread it onto a tapestry needle. Use the tapestry needle to thread through both remaining stitches, then pull tight to close up hole in center of circle
Joining New Pieces of Yarn
One way to join new pieces of yarn is to do it while you are knitting in a circle. This is a nice method because it avoids having a seam in your finished project.
To do this, start by tying a slip knot in the end of the new piece of yarn. Then, hold the slip knot loop and the working yarn together, and use your other hand to insert the point of your right-hand knitting needle into the stitch on the left-hand needle as if you were going to knit it. Next, yarn over with the new piece of yarn (wrapping it around the right-hand needle) and pull through both loops on the needle (the slip knot loop and the stitch loop). Now you can continue knitting with the new piece of yarn.
Now that you have reached the end of your project, it is time to finish up! Weave in any remaining yarn tails using a needle. You can also use this opportunity to add any embellishments, such as pom-poms or tassels. Once you are satisfied with your work, carefully cut the yarn, leaving a long tail. This will be used to create a loop so that you can hang your project.
To finish, thread the yarn tail onto a needle and insert it through the first stitch on your needles. Then, pull the yarn through both loops on the needle to create a new stitch. Continue until you have only one loop left on your needle. Cut the yarn, leaving a short tail, and pull it through the loop to secure. Congrats, you have now completed your project!
Knitting Projects for Beginners
Assuming you have basic knowledge of the knit stitch, there are many knit projects that are perfect for beginners. One such project is knitting in a circle. This can be used to make different items such as hats, bags, and even blankets. The steps below will show you how to knit in a circle.
To start, you will need to cast on enough stitches to make a complete circle. For example, if you are using chunky yarn and size 10 needles, you will need to cast on 46 stitches. Once you have cast on your stitches, join them together by knitting the first and last stitch together.
Next, you will need to knit every stitch around until your work measures the same height as the width of your needles. For example, if you are using 10-inch needles, continue knitting until your work measures 10 inches tall.
Once you have reached the desired height, begin decreases by knitting 2 stitches together around the entire circle. You will need to continue decreases until there is only 1 stitch left on your needle. Cut your yarn and pull it through the final stitch to secure it.
You have now completed your first project knitting in a circle!
Knitting in a Circle Video Tutorial
This video tutorial shows you how to knit in a circle. You will need a circular knitting needle and some yarn. Cast on the desired number of stitches and join to work in the round. Place a stitch marker on the right needle to mark the beginning of the round. Knit all stitches until you reach the marker. Slip the marker, and knit all stitches until you reach the end of the round. Join to work in the round, and repeat until your project is the desired length.
Common Questions About Knitting in a Circle
There are a few things to keep in mind when knitting in a circle:
-To avoid creating a spiral, it’s important to move your knitting needle along as you knit. This will ensure that your knitting stays even.
-It can be helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track of where you are in your knitting. This will help you avoid losing your place.
-Be sure to stretch your knitting from time to time to make sure that it isn’t getting too tight. This is especially important when working with larger needles.
If you have any questions about knitting in a circle, feel free to ask in the comments!