Hi, I’m Jeanette White on behalf of Expert
Village and Piper’s Quilts and Comforts in Sugarhouse, and today we’re doing circular
knitting on double-pointed needles. To begin with, I casted on forty stitches, and then
we’re going to take the–and I put them all on one needle–then we’re going to take that
and divide those evenly on four needles. Now I’ve already knit one, two, three needles,
and I’m going to knit this last one and then show you how you connect this into a circle.
This is a really great way to do circular things that are small, like gloves and socks,
and a lot of knitters just prefer to do any circular knitting this way. This looks extremely
awkward, but once you get the hang of it, it’s really easy and very fast, and you can
do very, very small circular things. Now, the biggest problem with doing this on this
very first round is that you twist it. If you get a twist in this, then you are going
to have to unravel all of it and go back to the beginning. So what we want to do is locate
what I call the spine of the knitting, and it’s actually the selvage of the cast-on,
and you can see that goes right around here, and I have no twist. If I had a twist, it
would look something like this. So I’ve now made this so that I have no twist, and I am
going to divide this into four even parts, and it forms a box. So I’m going to bring
my knitting to the back here, I’m going to slide this down this way, get my tail out
of the way, and you can see how this is forming a box here. Now I need to insert a ring onto
my needle, so that I know where I have begun and where I have ended. And I’m going to turn
this around, like so, and I’m going to knit one stitch, and then put my needle on–or
my ring on. If I put it on at this end, then it’s just going to fall off. And now I’m just
going to start knitting along. And that’s how you do circular knitting on double-pointed
needles.

7 thoughts on “Continental Knitting Stitches : Circular Knitting on Double Pointed Needles”

  1. I learned continental way and it's faster and when u switch to crocheting, it's easy because u hold the needle the same way

  2. Was looking for precisely this tutorial because I can't figure out how to make the first non-cast-on stitch but the movement of the hands in this vid is way too fast to figure out what's going on. I think people who make videos like this forget that while THEY know what they're doing, their audience doesn't, and therefore blasting through the detail renders the instruction useless.

  3. It's too bad the yarn color is so similar to that of the knitting needles because it makes it really hard to see what she's talking about like "see the selvage edge." Also would have liked to see this tutorial start from the first stitch after casting on because I ended up with my active yarn on the same end as the tail and that isn't how it looks in the tutorial. Normally these videos are really helpful for me but this particular one was a little disappointing.

  4. For beginners like myself, I would say you need need to do close-ups and use slo-mo. Since I'm old and learning something new I probably don't count but………I'm just saying. precision is key with learning.

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