View Full Version : Beg. patterns using circ. needles

02-07-2008, 03:41 PM
I am ready to embarked on a new adventure: knitting in the round. And suddenly I can't find any easy-ish patterns that are for that! What should I make for my first project with circular needles? I have a baby, so any baby patterns would be great, but really anything that would be good practice will do. Thanks!:muah:

02-07-2008, 03:54 PM
Here's a real easy one for you:

http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bevs-baby-ribs-hat.html Instead of using dpn's just use your circular. :mrgreen:

02-07-2008, 04:07 PM
I do NOT understand how dpns work... and I am just at the beginnings of understanding circ needles.Tell me any info you can think of that I might need, please?

ETA: I looked at the pattern and I can see how it is written for circ's... But still an explaination of DPNs could be helpful. :)

02-07-2008, 04:13 PM
Here are the best videos to learn from:

Choose any of the vid's under "Small Diameter Circular Knitting". :wink:

02-08-2008, 02:52 PM
This is a little out there, but a VERY different pattern. It has a twist built in to a tube? You start in the middle and work to make it wider. I will say after having done it if you try give it a couple of rows after you cast on. I kept thinking I messed up and unraveled it several times before I realized that I was doing it right. :teehee: I saw them make it on Knitty Gritty and made one for my mother in law last Christmas. I did not add all of the lace work, but it was a very intresting design that can only be done on your circulars. I did it in a bulky green an then trimmed the out side in fancy fur and it turned out very funky!!