Tired of knitting back and forth? Ready to move on? Expand your horizons with a variety of circular knitting techniques. Learn to knit in the round using double points, one circular, two circulars, and the Magic Loop, with I-cord and a little double knitting thrown in for good measure. You’ll be ready to make seamless sweaters, sleeves, gloves, bags, and socks (even two at a time!), and much, much more.
Techniques to be covered:
- Joining circular knitting without twisting
- Eliminating the jog at beginning of cast-on row
- Using double-pointed needles
- Using circular needles
- Using two circular needles
- Using Magic Loop technique (one long circular needle for small circumferences)
- Two socks on one circular
- Applications of each type of circular knitting (sweater in the round, socks, etc.)
- Converting flat patterns to circular (stitch patterns, sweaters, sleeves, bags)
- 50 gms smooth, light-colored #5 (bulky) yarn
- Stitch marker
- Safety pin
- Blunt darning needle
- NOTE: In order to fully participate in the class, students MUST bring the following US 9 (5.5 mm) needles: a set of 5 double-pointed needles (approximately 7″ in length), a 16″ (40 cm) circular needle (measured from tip to tip), AND a 40″ (100 cm) or longer circular needle.
Cast 60 stitches onto the 16″ (40 cm) circular needle.