26 responses

  1. Carissa Humphries
    June 13, 2014

    I use a similar (I think) method. I cast on a extra “sacrificial” stitch, slip the first stitch off the left needle and onto the right one, pass the “sacrificial” stitch over that moved stitch and drop it, then slip the first stitch back over to the left needle. I don’t know. It works for me. Though I might’ve just restated your method. It’s hard to tell from stills. Maybe a video would help?

  2. Linda Alexander
    June 13, 2014

    Thanks so much. I have knit thousands of hats and just recently thought there must be a better way to join! Very helpful!

  3. Serina
    June 16, 2014

    THank you so much! This is perfect, I have been wondering how to join. I would love tutorials on knitting things like sweaters or socks. Right now, I am good at flat items but haven’t done in the round knitting.

  4. Scuba Cat
    June 17, 2014

    I would like to see something on short row knitting. Thanks

  5. Mark Rougeux
    June 17, 2014

    Serina, I am working on some ideas about sweaters and socks that I am hoping to write about soon. I feared both, but now, they aren’t really all that confusing as long as you learn a few basics first.

    Carissa, I have used that method as well. Thanks for sharing it.

  6. Judy Cornell
    June 19, 2014

    I would love to learn how to adjust patterns or create new ones. Thanks.

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  11. Sharen Warren
    December 22, 2015

    This is the best explanation and illustration of this technique I’ve seen!!

  12. Susan
    March 3, 2016

    Excellent method of joining in the round. My first project doing so, and this tutorial made it super easy. Thank you so much!

  13. Linda
    March 17, 2016

    I always add the tail for the first three or four stitches that way I don’t have to sew it in at the end and it tightenes the gap at the same time. you would think it would show but it doesn’t.

  14. Nadine
    July 20, 2016

    Wow thank you very much. Where has this been all my life? I knit in the round all the time and it’s always daunting when the time comes to join. So clever! Thanks again x

  15. pink
    August 28, 2016

    Can you make the technic in a video please?!
    can’t understand

  16. John Griswold
    September 14, 2016

    I’ve done it that way too. I didn’t know it was a trick. I’m an engineer and it just seemed sturdier to do it that way. Thanks for the encouraging reinforcement!

  17. Kathy
    September 18, 2016

    Wow, thank you so much, that is really helpful.

  18. Jennifer Hill
    November 15, 2016

    Delighted to have run across yr blog on Pinterest. I’m exactly the knitter you began the blog for.
    First, I hate patterns. I want to begin whatever & I prefer tiny needless due to arthritis. Weird. I know. So, I’m currently using dpn, knitting newborn socks! Egads!
    They’d be so much easier on two circs! I don’t have 2 in that size, as I interpret joined circs!
    Anyway, please keep it up. I want to be completely free from patterns. Along the way, Elizabeth Zimmerman had been a lifeline! I think you’re going to be another.

  19. knitting may
    December 5, 2016

    thank you so much

  20. Jaqi
    December 16, 2016

    Finally, someone who has given a clear tutorial on joining in the round. This has always stopped me knitting in the round.
    Thank you.

  21. Danielle
    December 21, 2016

    Thank you for this article! I’ve done this method before, but I do have a question. Can you and have you done this method when you switch colors in order to avoid that gap?

  22. MissM
    December 23, 2016

    Nice explanation. I slip the first cast on stitch onto a cable holder, but I have knitting OCD. 🙂

  23. Cynthia
    January 15, 2017

    Thanks so very much.

  24. joanne
    January 24, 2017

    Hello, I’ve just finished the front and back of a split-hem ribbing for a sweater, and was ready to join the 2 sections when I researched how to join the stitches in the round without the loose stitch, and I came across this tutorial. I have a question about this technique.. When you use this technique, does the “right”side of the garment wind up on the correct side? I’m having a hard time picturing it, but if I started knitting with the live end first, wouldn’t the sides be reversed and the bottom edge be different? Thanks for any clarification!

  25. Lucille Janssen
    February 1, 2017

    Do you use this on every round, or just the first one? I just might try it on my next hat.

  26. Kandy
    February 7, 2017

    Tut on seaming and tucking in ends

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