Knitting flat circles?

[SIZE=“4”][FONT=“Fixedsys”]I am new to knitting and have been wondering if there is a way to knit flat circles?

Yes, you starte out with a small number of sts in the round, usually 4 or 8, join, then increase double in the first round, knit a round plain, then 1 inc st in each section. Repeat knit one round, inc round until it’s as large as you want.

I have found that an inc of 8 sts every other round works pretty well for a flat circle… for instance…

CO 8 sts
Rnd 1: Inc in each st - 16 sts
Rnd 2: K around.
Rnd 3: (K1, inc in next st) around - 24 sts
Rnd 4: K around.
Rnd 5: (K2, inc in next st) around - 32 sts
Rnd 6: K around.
Rnd 7: (K3, inc in next st) around - 40 sts

And continue in that manner until your circle is the diamater you’d like.

You can use any increase you like, either M1 or Kfb, etc. Just use the cast on tail to weave through the cast on stitches to close the center hole if you’d like also.

Hope this helps.

Yeah, exactly.

Because knitting is quite forgiving, you can increase at any of the following rates and get a flat circle. (space increases evenly over a single round)

8 stitches every other round
12 stitches every third round
16 stitches every fourth round
20 stitches every fifth round
24 stitches every sixth round
28 stitches every seventh round
32 stitches every eighth round