The body of a seamless cardigan is knit flat (unless there are steeks, but none of my patterns feature those), but the sleeves are knit in the round. You can knit the body on straights, but you’ll need different needles for the sleeves.
Can I knit a flat pattern in the round?
Well, adapting a flat pattern to be knitted in the round is surprisingly simple. I recently did this with the Sabrina Sweater from We Are Knitters and it was a really great learning experience. In this post, I’m going to share how I did this step-by-step so that you, too, can make your flat projects in the round!
Can you knit in the round?
When knitting in the round, you’re always knitting on the front of the work. You never “turn” the needle to knit on the wrong side. Not needing to turn the work means knitting in the round is much faster than knitting flat. Knitting in the round produces a seamless tube-like fabric.
Can you knit a jumper on circular needles?
Knitting flat on circular needles is the same as working on straight needles. Do not join in the round, just cast on and knit. Knit from the left needle to the right as usual, and when you get to the end of the row, switch hands just like you would in knitting with straight needles.
Can I use straight knitting needles instead of circular?
The short answer is “Yes, absolutely.” Use whichever style of needle is most comfortable for you. A slightly longer version goes like this: Both circular needles and straight needles have their uses.
How do you convert a knitting pattern from round to flat?
Converting a circular pattern to a straight pattern involves making sure that every second or “wrong” row is reversed. If for instance the circular pattern says to knit 40 rows in the round, every other row in a straight pattern will require you to purl that row.
Why is knitting in the round so hard?
The needle length should be equal to or smaller than the circumference of your fabric. If the length is too long, it will be hard to stretch the stitches around the length when knitting in the round. This can cause your yarn to stretch and the fabric to be larger than you want or need.
What can I knit with 29 inch circular needles?
29″ The 29″ needle can be used for things like baby blankets or cardigans that are large but not as big (or heavy) as a shawl or adult-sized blanket. If you’re knitting a sweater in the round, this is a solid choice for working the body.
How long should circular needles be on a sweater?
You can use 24-inch circular needles in almost all projects especially sweaters.
Can you knit a cardigan in one piece?
Go for a timeless pick with this One Piece knitted cardigan. It will work well with your closet staples. Wear it over your favorite top and trousers and you’re good to go! In fact, this pattern is an ideal project for intermediate knitters to work on.
Are circular knitting needles good for beginners?
The guide explains the difference but what you need to know right now is that many beginners prefer to start with circular knitting needles. They are versatile and starting there helps narrow down what can be an overwhelming array of choices.