How to Cast On for Knitting in the Round on Circular Needles
- For a nice clean join, cast on 1 more stitch than the pattern calls for.
- Lay out your knitting so you are sure you aren’t twisting your cast on (notice I arrange the cast on edge towards the inside of the loop formed by the circular needle. This way I can tell it’s not twisted).
- Transfer the extra stitch from the right hand needle to the left hand needle, then place a stitch marker on the right hand needle.
- Knit the first 2 stitches on the left hand needle together (the first stitch of the round and the extra stitch)
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Once you have cast on, placed the beginning-of-round marker, and joined the work into a round, simply proceed to work the pattern as described. Working in the round on circular needles is simple, just knit (or purl) around and around and around!
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