I’m still a pretty new knitter, but I have a new project that I’d like to start, and it requires the use of circular needles.
I’m not scared, I promise. I know I’ll get the hang of using circs (and eventually DPNs) the same way I learned to get used to straights. However…something confuses me.
A while back I tried to make a hat. This didn’t work for various reasons, but I got the gist of using a circular needle–you cast one, then you start to knit, and it’s joined together and all pretty.
For this project, though, I want to knit a pinstriped scarf lengthwise, which means I’ll need to cast on hundreds of stitches onto circs. My question is…how in the heck do you NOT join the scarf? I don’t want a gigantic tube–I want to knit flat on circulars, and for some reason (even though I’ve searched and searched through the forum) I can’t find anywhere that tells me how to NOT join the piece together. I’m wondering if it’s unavoidable, and if so, how do I proceed?
Any help would be fantastic. I really do appreciate this, ladies and gentlemen!