Originally Posted by gr8violets
Hi - I have knitted the pieces to a shaker sweater, front, back and
2 sleeves and 3 of the sections are on stitch holders. I need to
get stitches back together to finish the collar, but don't know what
to do with the yarn that is left hanging on each of the stitch holders.
The instructions said to slip last # of stitches on stitch holder.
I am wondering if I was supposed to do anything else besides
cut the end of the yarn each time I used a stitch holder. Now do I just tie each piece of yarn together to finish knitting all stitches together in a row. Is it possible to change the directions from using knitting needles to a circular needle?
As long as you leave enough yarn on each holder to weave your ends in when you are finished, you can simply cut them.
Do you mean use a circular needle to finish the collar? You can use circular needles the same way you would use straight needles and knit back and forth. I do all my flat knitting on circular needles.
If you want to knit the collar in the round, I think you need to leave off a couple of stitches that would be used for seaming.