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westcoasty 10-19-2012 01:10 AM

brand new at this
 
I'm trying to knit a cowl scarf on 13mm circular needles and I cast on 165 stitches and I'm meant to connect the stitches on the circular needles... I don't know what it means to connect the stitches! I've done 2 rows now and I'm worried I'm doing something wrong! Any help would be appreciated!

Jan in CA 10-19-2012 01:52 AM

To connect (more commonly said as join) is to cast on and join the two ends so you're knitting in the round, in a circle. No seams that way.

To join you need to first lay your knitting flat with the needle that has the working yarn coming from it on the right side. Then make sure yor stitches are all laying flat and the cable with the loops on it is at the top. Now pick up both ends and start knitting. You can see that when you put the right needle into the stitch on the left needle and wrap the yarn it will connect them. Make sure you're knitting on the outside of the circle. It will look like this picture.
http://www.knitpicks.com/tutorials/K...dle__D116.html

Now just keep knitting the the rows. No need to purl unless your pattern tells you to. When you are knitting in he round you don't knit on the back so plain knitting creates stockinette.

westcoasty 10-19-2012 02:56 AM

thanks
 
Thanks so much...this is very helpful!!

ArtLady1981 10-27-2012 01:07 AM

I totally agree with Jan's helpful answer! :thumbsup:


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