Changing from flat to circular

I have never had this problem before and I feel so stupid. I’m knitting a skirt that required a huge amount of cast on stitches. I was not able to join in the round because of the amount of stitches on the cable, so I’ve just knitted flat and done the decreases so that I’m now at a point where I can join in the round. For the life of me, I cannot get this together. I need to have the right side facing to knit in the round, but when the right side is facing, the working yarn is on the left needle. What am I not seeing? I thought, well, maybe I need to knit the wrong side row flat then join, but that doesn’t work, either. The working yarn is always on my left needle. I’ve twisted and turned every way I can think of, and I can’t figure this out. If I put my working yarn in my right hand, then I’m not working the pattern on the right side. What am I doing wrong??:doh:

Regardless of which row you did on the piece, once the row is done, turn the ndl just as you would to work it again…straight…but start knitting onto your circ ndl (instead of with another straight ndl). (When you turn the ndl to start the next row, on straights, the yarn is on the left until you work the first st.)


I’ve been knitting flat on my circular needles, but to join in the round, doesn’t your working yarn need to be in your right hand to join in the round? I’ve joined in the round 100s of times, but I can’t seem to get it this time. Maybe my brain’s just fried from work and I’m too tired to figure it out. There’s got to be a simple solution. I have never felt so stupid:mad: :wall:

Once you’ve completed a row, in prep for joining, have ndl like this:


With the working yarn on the RED st. Pull the ndl ends tog, to form the loop/circle and join red st to green st. Does that help? If you want to be working on the RS, you should be looking at the WS so that when the two end sts are joined the WS will be ‘inside.’ Make sense?


Well, I’ve started working the next right side row flat and will try to join on the next row. This is just crazy.

When you get to the end of a RS row, start knitting the first stitch of that row instead of turning.

Finally! I don’t know why this gave me such a problem, but it did but I got through it and everything’s OK.:muah: Thank you all…sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t. Right now, I feel like a nut. This skirt sure better be worth all the trouble I’ve had with it, and it’s such a simple pattern! I can only knit about 30 minutes at lunch and after work, but after work I’m so exhausted that I can barely think straight. Weekends are better. Retirement less than 3 years away!!! Woo Hoo!! :happydance: Maybe I’ll get to finish some of my WIPs.