If you're new to knitting, the vast selection of knitting needles probably gives you a headache. Straight needles are easy enough to understand, but things get complicated when you start knitting in the round with fixed circulars, double-pointed needles, or both! No need to cry when you shop the knitting needle section. Here are a few ways to know when you should use fixed circular needles and when you should use double-pointed needles.Read more »
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From seamless hats to fingerless gloves, knitting in the round opens up your knitting to a whole new world full of double-pointed and circular needles. But knitting in the round isn't always a walk in the park. Here are a few tips for knitting in the round to avoid frustrations — and to avoid ripping out your project.Read more »
Do you know what laddering is? If you've tried knitting on double-pointed needles, I'm sure you're familiar with this evil mistake. Laddering is what happens to the stitches on the ends of each double-pointed needle when they're stretched too much. It shows up between your double-pointed needles looking a bit like a dropped stitch. Laddering is a common mistake for all knitters -- not just the beginners. Here are 4 simple ways to avoid laddering when knitting with double-pointed needles.Read more »
There are a few special things we knitters have that no other craft does. There are tools, of course, like cable needles. We have our double-pointed needles and our circular needles. And we even have a few tricks up our sleeves when it comes to fitting knitted fabric. One of those tricks is negative ease.Read more »
Make sure your ends don't poke through the right side of your project. Learn how to weave those pesky ends in almost any situation with this photo tutorial.Read more »
Use this guide next time you shop for circular knitting needles and breathe a little easier when you're faced with all the options.Read more »