Beginning a Circle
When beginning a circle there are several ways to begin.
See our 2 Pinwheel Sweaters:
Pinwheel Drop Shoulder Sweater
and our Pinwheel Raglan Sweater
for one reason you may need to begin a circle.
Cast-on Method Links:
Here's a photo explanation of a great way to begin the middle of circular
knitting, uses crochet hook
V. Stenersen's site]
and the written word version:
http://jgibson.cts.com/knitting/ocker.htm - as originally described by Eliz.
Zimmerman, as shown to her by Emily Ocker. [on Judy
A note from Gail Tanquary, designer
of the Pinwheel Drop Shoulder Sweater:
"I found it awkward to actually begin with DP needles. Doing
a YO at the beginning of a DP needle and keeping all the sts going in the
right direction is a challenge. I actually started the circle using the size
7 - 16" circular needle and knitting back and forth in rows until I got to
the 9th round, then joined the work into a circle and continued. I just
sewed up the little seam (about 3") and it does not show. Perhaps that would
be a better option, especially for the less experienced knitter."
See our other Tips and How-to
Retail shops in the USA should contact CPY Wholesale for information on
purchasing Crystal Palace Yarns.
email: cpyinfo -at- straw.com (change the -at- to @)
or write to:
Crystal Palace Yarns, 160 23rd Ave, Richmond, CA 94804
phone: 510-237-9988, fax: 510-237-9809