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Joining When Knitting In The Round

When casting on for a project that is knit in the round the instructions often say to “join” the stitches after you have cast them on.

1: Cast on the required number of stitches onto double pointed needles or a circular needle.

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2: Bring the first stitch you cast on around in a circle to next to the last cast on stitch.

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3: Check that the stitches aren’t twisted around the needles

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4: Bring the yarn to the front of your work and slip the first stitch from the right hand needle onto the left hand needle.

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5: Take the yarn to the back of your work.

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6: Slip the stitch back onto the right hand needle.

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You have now joined your stitches, ready for knitting in the round.

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