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Old 07-30-2008, 02:38 PM   #1
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joining in the round
Hi everyone,
what tips do you all have regarding joining in the round? I have tried just knitting. I also have tried slipping from left needle to right and slipping over that stitch right to left...alas my stitches seem way too loose leaving an unsightly gap...looking for solutions...thanks Holly
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Old 07-30-2008, 02:52 PM   #2
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This is a link to Shandeh's video. It's really good!
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:07 PM   #3
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I prefer to have one add'l st so that I K2tog at the join and haven't had issues with gaps or looseness. I personally don't like 'slip st right, slip st left.'

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I put on one extra stitch and then when I join I move the last stitch to the beginning of the line and then knit 2 together to begin the round.
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:22 PM   #5
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I do what cam and merigold do - CO an extra and knit it together with the first stitch either at the beginning of the round or at the end.
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:53 PM   #6
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I got THE BEST answer to this question from "Of Troy" a while back. Here is a link to the post:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=79736

I hope that link works. I have tried all of these suggestions and they are all great!

Good luck!
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Hi everyone...just wanted to say a big thank you to all for the advice given on joining in the round I will try casting on one additional stitch! Thanks again so much! Holly
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