Once you’ve mastered flat knitting, it’s time to move on to learning how to knit in the round. Here’s how!

Generally, everyone’s first knitting project is a garter stitch scarf. It’s a great way to master flat knitting. But knitting a long rectangle only gets us so far, and once you feel comfortable in flat knitting world, it’s time to step up the challenge. It’s time to learn how to knit in the round. And don’t worry! It’s not as tough as you might first think!

Learning how to knit in the round is super important for your knitting skill set. Until you can answer the question, “What is circular knitting?” Your projects will be a bit limited. You can always seam the flat pieces, but some things like fair isle colorwork knitting and fingerless mitts and mittens with thumb gussets can only be achieved by knitting-in-the-round.

Stick around and next week, we will start working on this gorgeous project!


Learn to knit in the round. Make this beautiful chunky cowl by learning to knit in the round. The cowl is a free knitting pattern.


Last week, we looked at the differences between flat knitting and circular knitting.

This week, we are going to jump in and watch this week’s video on knitting in the round. I think having video tutorials is the best way to share this information with you. Personally, I am a visual and auditory learner, so seeing something and hearing someone talk about it helps me the most. So that’s why I teach the way that I do.



To prepare for making the project next week, get yourself comfortable working on circular needles. Read last week’s post and watch that video again. These two lessons work well together.

Next week, the cowl project pictured in this post will be published, and it will tell you exactly what you need to make the project.

I think a live knit a long on youtube is a good idea to get you going so I’m going to plan that for March 23, 2019. Make sure you sign up for my email list as I’ll send you reminders. And be sure you are subscribed to my youtube channel so you never miss anything there either.



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Author: Pattymac

Patty loves figuring out new ways to use pom poms, where to stash more yarn and is always wondering what to bake next...chocolate or lemon? When not dreaming up new things to knit (or bake), she loves riding her beach cruiser on the Boardwalk, escaping to mid week movie matinees, and planting new things in her container garden.