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How the actual bloody hell do you knit 'in the round'?

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ZombiesAteYourCervix Mon 24-Oct-11 19:10:10

It has me stumped. I just cannot see how to do it.

I have cast on my 73 stitches onto my needle thingy with bendy bit in th e middle but I just cannot see what to do next.

Do I shove it all around to the other side? or keep it on the left and knit a row and then shove it around?

mummybookworm Mon 24-Oct-11 19:11:39

Find either Knitwitch or Verypink.com on You tube. They have some fab video tutorials on knitting in the round. Good luck!

purplewerepidj Mon 24-Oct-11 19:13:05

Pm me your address and I'll post you a crochet hook?

ZombiesAteYourCervix Mon 24-Oct-11 19:15:28

aha. i have watched. thing is i don't think i have enough stitches now. how many to go around a head? [confused. mine don't fill up my needle from one end to the other,

mummybookworm Mon 24-Oct-11 19:18:10

It doesn't need to fill up your needle entirely. Have you double checked how many you have cast on? Check it against your pattern, I am sure you will be fine.

angelpantser Mon 24-Oct-11 19:19:46

What size head are you knitting for and in what thickness of wool? I've just knitted DS a hat in double knitting wool (not in the round) and had over 100 stitches but he has got a rather large head for a nearly 5 year old.

ZombiesAteYourCervix Mon 24-Oct-11 19:20:05

i think my weirdt bendy round needle is much thiner than last time i did a hat. shall i just chuck a few more stitches in?

bamboobutton Mon 24-Oct-11 19:20:42

look up magic loop knitting.

ZombiesAteYourCervix Mon 24-Oct-11 19:21:16

my head size (fairly normal adult female size). nice chunky fair isle wool.

ZombiesAteYourCervix Mon 24-Oct-11 19:22:08

I shall put in a few more stitches i think and see who it fits at the end. i have small nieces grin or DH's massive freaky large head grin

bamboobutton Mon 24-Oct-11 19:24:12

have you done a tension square?

count how many stitches you have per inch on your test square and times that by however many inches your head is, whatever the answer is is how many stitches you need to cast on.

ZombiesAteYourCervix Mon 24-Oct-11 19:31:54

it has beaten me.

What can I knit (flat, with 2 normal needles) from some nice bluey fair isle wool?

mummybookworm Mon 24-Oct-11 19:32:48

Are you on Ravelry? There are thousands of patterns on there. Be warned - it's addictive!

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