Knitting in Circles (3 hours) (beginner)

Class Description

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
  • I-cord
  • Applications of each type of circular knitting (sweater in the round, socks, etc.)
  • Converting flat patterns to circular (stitch patterns, sweaters, sleeves, bags)

Supplies needed

  • 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.

Homework:

Cast 60 stitches onto the 16″ (40 cm) circular needle.