View Full Version : knitting in the round

08-28-2008, 03:24 PM
Has anyone knitted fingerless gloves in the round? Every pattern I've seen calls for double pointed needles but wouldn't working in the round be easier?

08-28-2008, 03:27 PM

That is one method of 'knitting in the round' it's been used for many years. You can also use two circular needles or a 'magic loop'.

If you know of another method, it would be great to add it to what we already do.

08-28-2008, 03:39 PM
Thanks. I have a book on socks knitted on two circular needles so I'll check that.

08-28-2008, 09:58 PM
Double pointed needles have 2 ends so you work right off one onto the other. Sock knitters have been using them for eons.

08-29-2008, 06:24 PM
I used dpns for knitting in the round all the time. Check out my link in my signature for "joining in the round". I show how to join using circular needles and dpns as well.

08-29-2008, 08:52 PM
Any pattern that calls for DPNs can be done using either magic loop or on two circs.

08-30-2008, 01:47 PM
True. :thumbsup: