Knitting in the round, or circular knitting, is what you do when you want to knit a tube. Hats, socks, mittens, gloves, and skirts are frequently knit in the round. When you knit in the round, you knit around and around on the right side only. Therefore, if you're working in stockinette stitch, knitting in the round eliminates the need to purl. It also reduces the necessity of sewing seams, so that finishing is quicker and easier.
Circular Knitting Basics 84
Cast On with Circular Needles 88
Knit Using Circular Needles 89
Cast On with Double-Pointed Needles 90
Knit Using Double-Pointed Needles 91
Knit in the Round on Two Needles 92
Translate Instructions from Flat to Circular . . . 94
Work Seamless Stripes in the Round 96
Simple Stitch Patterns in the Round 97
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