Knitting 105: Knitting in the Round for Beginners

Knitting in the round is an essential building block skill to making more complex projects like hats, socks, and sweaters.

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Does the thought of knitting with double pointed needles make you feel like your juggling 4 chain saws? Does a circular needle look more like a mini jump rope to you than a knitting tool?

Fear not! We at the Yarn Craft Academy have made it our mission to demistify the complexities of knitting in the round.

In this online video class, knitting instructor Johnny Vasquez will teach you the basics of knitting in the round with both double pointed needles, and circulars. By the end of this class you’ll be on your way to making everything from hats to socks to mittens and even seamless sweaters!

 

What You’ll Learn in This Class

  • How to cast on for ribbing in the round
  • How to do basic color changes for stripes
  • How to knit with double pointed and circular needles
  • and much, much more

 

Skills You Should Know Before Taking this Class

  • How to cast on
  • How to knit the knit stitch
  • How to knit the purl stitch

 

Class Projects


teenie-beanie-poduct
Skill Level Easy

Materials

2 Skein Lion Brand Wool Ease Worsted

Colors Used: Dark Rose Heather & Oxford Grey

or 2 ball of worsted weight yarn

One 16″ size US 8 circular knitting needle

One set size US 8 double pointed knitting needles

Darning or tapestry needle

Gauge 5sts/in. in Stockinette stitch

Measurements

Approx 4 3/4″ tall x 10″ around


BamBeanie-product
Skill Level Easy

Materials

2 Balls Lion Brand Wool Ease Worsted

Colors Used: Avacado & Oxford Grey

One 16″ size US 8 circular knitting needle

One set size US 8 double pointed knitting needles

Darning or tapestry needle

Darning needle, stitch markers

Gauge 5sts/in. in Stockinette stitch

Measurements

Approx 7″ tall x 19″ circuference

Course Curriculum

Intro To Knitting In The Round 00:00:00
Overview of Double Pointed Needles 00:00:00
Overview of Circular Needles 00:00:00
Backwards Loop Cast On 00:00:00
Alternating Long Tail Cast On 00:00:00
Starting Flat 00:00:00
Starting with Double Pointed Needles 00:00:00
Invisible Join In The Round 00:00:00
How To Place A Stitch Marker 00:00:00
Slipping A Stitch Marker 00:00:00
Adding A New Color 00:00:00
Carrying Yarn Up 00:00:00
Stationary Jogless Stripes 00:00:00
Traveling Jogless Stripes 00:00:00
Marking Decreases 00:00:00
Basic Decreases: Knit Two Together 00:00:00
Basic Decreases: Slip, Slip, Knit 00:00:00
Basic Decreases: Knit Two Together Through The Back Loop 00:00:00
Switching to Double Pointed Needles 00:00:00
Knitting With Double Pointed Needles 00:00:00
Seaming Top 00:00:00
Mattress Stitch 00:00:00
Teenie Beanie Pattern 00:00:00
BamBeanie Pattern 00:00:00
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