Joining on circular needles?


I am beginning to learn how to use circular needles and have a question about joining when knitting in the round. Are there different ways to join? Some patterns tell you how many stitches to cast on and then they say “join” and continue with a certain stitch (knit, purl, etc.).
One pattern gave specific instructions for joining - it said to cast on an extra stitch and then move one stitch from the right needle to the left needle and then knit both of them together, and then continue with the first round. I followed those instructions, but for some reason there is a small gap where I joined.

Can anyone provide some insight?

Thank you!


It’s not unusual to have that gap when u r 1st learning to join in the round. It takes a bit of practice to tighten it up. I suggest giving the 2nd st after the join a nice tug, this should help tighten it up a bit :smiley: