Knitting In The Round

What is the technique that makes the connection with last CO stitches and the first CO stitches… For instance: Join the CO stitches for Socks… to make a tighter connection to begin with… I know there is a way other than just knitting into the first CO stitch… Hope I made myself clear on this one…

mystklady

Do you mean to actually join the stitches into circular knitting? If so then you have the working yarn on the right hand needle side and just knit into the stitches on the left needle. There is a video here at KH on the subject.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/advanced_techniques/index.php

To prevent a gap there’s a couple methods -

  1. CO one extra stitch and slip it to the R needle and knit it together with the last st when you come around to them.

  2. Swap the first and last CO sts; slip the last one to the L needle and the first one to the R needle as in #1.

  1. is my way and gives me a perfect invisible join every time: remember you are not just switching them but one goes through the other (crochet hook might be useful here), kind of like in a psso.

If you use another method to fix this remember that part of the problem is the weight of needles pulling the join apart, so it may help to move the first stitch to be on the same needle as the last cast-on stitch (regardless of how you join).

it may help to move the first stitch to be on the same needle as the last cast-on stitch (regardless of how you join).

Hmm, that’s something I never thought of trying; wouldn’t need the extra stitch or to cross the first and last ones. Will give it a shot next time I do a circular project.

Here’s the video I made about how I join in the round.

//youtu.be/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ajp0QUWYkk

Hi Shandeh!

I just wanted to let you know how helpful I found your video to be. You did a great job! I can’t wait to try it!!

Thanks so much!!

I’m so glad it helps! cloud9