Question about Knitting in the Round/Joining

jannieOctober 16, 2011

I tried to make a knitted hat. It was knitted in the round on circular needles. Somehow I joined the first row upside down and it was coming out awful, so bad I hsd to quit that project. I'd like to try again, because there's a charity that collects hand-knit caps for Cancer Patients. I'd love to be able to make some. Can someone either give me a good written description of how to join or post a link to good visual directions?

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Make sure you stitches are not twisted before joining.
See this video for help at:
Hope this helps and good luck.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2011 at 5:36PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

So you dont' have to copy and paste the URL, here's the link...

Here is a link that might be useful: How to knit in the Round Video

    Bookmark   October 17, 2011 at 12:46AM
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You may want to knit back and forth for a couple of rows before you join - the small gap this creates at the beginning is easily closed when you weave in your yarn end. It makes it simpler to join without twisting.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2011 at 4:54AM
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I learned from knitting on four needles that you must knit that firt "joining" stitch in the back of the stitch to prevent any space between the two where you join.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 9:24AM
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Did you ever figure it out?

    Bookmark   November 10, 2011 at 1:02PM
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