Knitting Tutorials

Four Ways to Knit in the Round

Knitting with one circular needle:

The basics of knitting in the round using one circular needle.

Knitting with two circular needles:

A great way to knit in the round on a small scale which can be used anywhere double-pointed needles are called for. Back to top.

Magic Loop:

Knitting in the round with a long cord -- magic looping! Versatile and easy. Back to top.

Traveling Loop:

Another way to knit in the round with only one needle! Traveling Loop method lets you knit a hat or another tube with a needle longer than usual. Back to top.

Knitting Cables

Basic cables:

How to knit cables of various kinds! Add texture and detail to your hand knitting with this simple, traditional technique. Denise Interchangeables demonstrates right-leaning and left-leaning cables, 2-over-2, 3-over-3, traveling stitches and a complex braid. This demonstration uses a cable needle. Back to top.

Cables without a cable needle:

How to knit cables without using a cable needle! Denise Interchangeables demonstrates both right-leaning and left-leaning cables. Back to top.

Reversible and 3 part cables:

Knitting cables so that both sides of the fabric look great! Denise Interchangeable demonstration of left-leaning and right-leaning cables with three parts. Back to top.

Braided cables:

How to knit braids with simple cabling. A series of 2-over-2 cables make a braid. Dramatic but easy effect for your knitting. The stitch pattern created in this video is also available as a pdf. Back to top.

Condo Knitting

Create interesting texture in your knitting by using two vastly different needle sizes (#7 and #15, for example) on opposite ends of a circular needle. Or, if you knit tightly (or just want to speed up your knitting), knit with ease in the round by replacing the left hand needle head with one that’s a size or two smaller than the gauge needle. Your stitches will slide easily off the left hand needle and your gauge will be unaffected because it is entirely determined by the needle that you’re knitting on to. If you purl more loosely than you knit, also called rowing out, you can even your stockinette tension with a smaller needle head for purling. Back to top.