Originally Posted by dmqueen
I am a beginner knitter and I have a question about instructions in a pattern. I am making a hat and the instructions say:
Cast on 55 stitches and join.
How do I join?
Then it says to work 8 rounds in garter stitch. I'm assuming you just keep knitting around and around 8 times.
Can you help me please. Thanks.
Take a look at the video for large diameter circular knitting on this page
. It will describe how to join in the round.
When working in the round, garter stitch is knit one round, purl one round, etc. If you knit every stitch of every round on circular needles you will end up with stockinette stitch.