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How to Knit in the Round Using Double Pointed Needles

How to Knit in the Round Using Double Pointed Needles
How to Knit in the Round Using Double Pointed Needles
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Learning how to knit in the round is all about personal preference. This How to Knit in the Round Using Double Pointed Needles video tutorial shows you just one way you can master this knitting skill. For all of you beginning knitters, this is a great knitting video to really break down how to knit using double pointed needles. It may seem complex and like you have to juggle a lot; but, this is a great tutorial for all of you visual learners to be able to master knitting in the round.

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  • Double pointed knitting needles, 5
  • Yarn

How to Knit in the Round Using Double Pointed Needles

Knitting in the Round with Double Pointed Knitting Needles Instructions

  1. Start by doing your cast on for your pattern like normal, and join it into a round. Be careful not to twist it. 

    You will use four of your five double pointed knitting needles to have casted on to. 

  2. Arrange your needles in a tic-tac-toe shape, and work each side from needle to needle flat. 

  3. Find your working yarn, and use a loop free blank knitting needle. Work through your first stitch like normal, and continue to knit until you have worked all the stitches on your needle. 

  4. You should now have a new empty knitting needle. Repeat step 3 all the way around.

    Tip: As you continue to knit try and make sure there isn't a whole bunch of yarn between your needles to help with tension. 

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The concept of DPNs has always confused/fascinated me. I'm glad I can see how to do it here. I think magic loop will be my go-to way of knitting in the round, though! But maybe I'll have to give DPNs a try )

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