Think of circular knitting as creating a sculptural work of art that morphs and changes as the creation springs to life.
Unlike a static garment made back and forth that must be sewn together before wearing, circular knitting is much more forgiving. The practical nature of knitting in the round allows us to test and make adjustments on the fly.
In this Special Interest edition of Creative Knitting magazine, we’ll give you the essential tools to get started on your circular knitting journey.
If you’re a new or experienced knitter, this issue has something for you, no matter what phase of the process you’ve mastered. There’s always something new to learn when it comes to circular knitting, and you’ll find this book to be a constant companion.
The first chapter, Master the Tube, is all about getting in your circular knitting groove with a collection of cowls. It’s obvious why so many knitters enjoy knitting in the round rather than back and forth. There’s no abrupt stopping and turning, just continuous rhythmic feel-good movements!
In Circular Satchels, you’ll find cleverly constructed bags and colorful totes that encourage you to explore circular construction methods on a small scale.
If making a cap suits your fancy, then you’ll be pleased with our Hat Making 101 lesson in Heads Up!. The topper is a practical basic that you’ll want to make no matter your level of knitting expertise.
If you’re ready to get serious about your craft, then it’s time to roll up your sleeves with Practical Pullovers. Circular knitting in this way, creates a series of seamless tubes that become your final garment that you can easily try on as it begins to emerge on your needle!
With Casual Cardigans, you’ll enjoy the ease of working a garment on one circular needle. These projects are made back and forth, but with just one circular needle, you can easily manage the body of your garment. You’ll also prefer using a circular needle for all of your back and forth projects for ease and comfort.
I know this Special Interest issue will be a companion that will remain by your side on your circular knitting journey for years to come!