Knitting Round vs. Row

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Knitting round versus knitting row are two different techniques that can be successfully employed in a variety of different projects. Learn about knitting round versus row with help from a knitting and crafts professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Cara Graver at the Cob Studio, and I'm showing you knitting round versus row. We'll start with row, I'm just finishing upper row here. And you'll notice that the yarn is coming out of the needle that you're adding stitches onto, if that makes sense. And then, it'll turn around and start again. And again, the yarn is coming out of the needle that you're adding onto. So, there's very little way to get confused about which direction you're going. So, that's a row, back and forth, back and forth. And then, for, there are two ways to knit a round. I'm going to take a little of that off, it's kind of in the way. You can knit with four needles to go around, that's what you would use for a sock. That you're not going to sew together, you can knit it all the way around. Some socks are knit flat and then, you sew them together. So, I'm going to take about 24 stitches on here. I'm going to just going to transfer from one needle to another. And for some patterns it would be important that you have an even number, or the, yeah, that each needle has the same number. And I'm going to take some more, and I could take it from either end, but I think, I will take it from this end, show you that. So, for this, use double pointed needles. And now, you have something that looks horribly unwieldy, and this is what tuns people away. The fact is, it's not really as hard as it looks. So, you put the needle into this end, that has no yarn coming out of it. And you take the yarn from this needle,and you're only working with these two. so, you knit, and it flows much better after a while. And it's important to get this first stitch tight, because that's what's joining the two ends of what you've cast on. Now, you have a free needle, who is going through here and again, you're taking the yarn from the one on the right. Now, this is a needle that I forgot to finish sharpening. So, it's going in a little more toughly, but anyway, you get the picture, you're just going to keep going around. And the other method, is with a purchased circular needle. So, you cast on in the usual way, however you like to do it. The trick with a circular needle is though, it has to be the right size. I have to have enough stitches on here, so that I can knit this way. If I only had a few stitches, I would not be able to close the loop. I'm Cara Graver at the Cob Studio, and that was round versus row.


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