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rebelyarnmuse 04-16-2009 07:22 PM

help knitting flat in the round from the inside out
Hello fellow yarnies. I am wondering if anyone knows a method (recipe) to knit in the round from the center out and have the work be flat rather than a tube. I know there will need to be increases, but how many each round, how many each additional round, etc. If possible, I'm looking for methods to make both a circular shape and a square shape. I'm supposing a circle would have increases evenly spread around whereas a square would need them at the corners. Also, I was thinking regarding the increases: is it ok to use a yarnover as an increase (does that work?), or just use a common increase method like between stitches or kf&b of stitch? I have looked all over the net for info and my books. Any help and you'll be my knitting super hero :)

Ingrid 04-16-2009 08:27 PM

I don't know about being a superhero :teehee: but you're right that you have to increase. If you use a YO, you will get a hole, and if you want lacy, that looks nice. I'm not sure about the formula, but if you look for patterns of doilies, round shawls, or round dishcloths you can get an idea. You can try to find patterns.

suzeeq 04-16-2009 09:31 PM

Generally, you start out with about 8 sts, double the stitches on the first round, knit a round plain, then add 8 sts every other round. You can use YOs or any increase you'd like.

A square is a little harder to do, but is possible. Again start out the same as in a circle, but at the 3rd or 4th inc round, do double incs on the 4 'corners'. That would be something like - k7, YO, K YO (or K YO K in one stitch) and repeat around. By making 2 incs at each spot instead of evenly spacing them, you'll get more of a square shape.

Take some leftover yarn and play with it, see what you get.

rebelyarnmuse 04-19-2009 06:21 PM

Big Thank you's!!!
Thank you ladies :cheering: hurray for comrades in arts :)

rebelyarnmuse (ravelry too)

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