Hi- This is my first post here…I am a new knitter. Today I went to my yarn shop and asked for some ideas for projects to try. I ended up with a felted purse pattern. I have not knitted with circular needles before- the pattern calls for 24" size 13 needles. In the beginning of the pattern, it says "with the circular needle, loosely cast on 21 sts. Knit 17 rows.
My problem is: 21 stitches are way smaller than the circumfrence of the needles- how do I join my ends to make the circle? I watched the videos here- do I have to do the magic loop method? I am really stumped, which is depressing, because I was so excited about starting this project, and I can’t even knit the first row!! Help me please!!