This is a short video showing you one
way of how to avoid stretch stitches when joining your knitting on the round
on double pointed needles. I’m starting to work on mittens that need 48 stitches
so that’s 12 stitches on each of the four needles. Here I’m starting again
from the beginning. What you simply do is you cast on one extra stitch so instead
of 48 stitches I have cast on 49. There are 13 stitches on the last needle on my
right hand. Then you knit the first one and the last one together. After
knitting it I pass the other stitch over and put it back on the left-hand needle.
So now they all have 12 stitches again and then I just continue knitting round
normally. So now I have knitted a few rows and the
start is tidy and it was easy to make.