This is the first knitting on the round project for me. I would like to knit dh a sweater. I is the zipped raglan sweater in Joelle Hoverson’s book of ‘Last minute knitted gifts’.
It says to cast on 38sts for left front,pm, 72sts for back,pm, 38sts for right front. On a 40" circular round. I am using US10s. Ok, so far so good. But then it says… 'Do not join for working in the round. Working back and forth in rows, establish a K4, p4 pattern with K1, p1 rib at center.'
So it makes sense as the sweater is open at the front but how do I knit on the round without joining the center? Do I use another circular needle? Or would I be better off working flat?:???: