Patty digs deep into her bag of tricks to show you some of her favorite circular knitting hacks. Patty has some truly unique UNventions that will make your circular knitting sing. Learn how to make a completely jog-free cast-on and bind-off, as well as some truly magical jogless joins, including Patty's closed-ring single stripe. There will be tips to avoid ladders from dpns and the weird tight stitch at the magic loop turn and so much more. We’ll even learn a trick for jogless Fair Isle! Finally, Patty will introduce you to a faster way to swatch in the round, and (extra credit, if time allows!) even tricks for working wrap and turns and German short rows in the round without an icky hole. Get ready to kick your circular knitting up to the next level.
Technique Requirements: Must be comfortable working a small circumference magic loop, two circs, or dpns without supervision. Must know long-tail cast-on and how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off. Familiarity with magic loop, 2 cics, or dpns required.
Cast on 30 stitches, do not join.
Yarn: Any smooth worsted- to bulky-weight yarn (color A), 2 small balls of contrasting yarn (colors B and C). Optional: empty circular needle and small ball of yarn.
Needles & Notions: Needles appropriate to yarn to work a small circumference (36–40" circular for magic loop, two circs any length, or dpns); scissors or yarn cutter; tapestry needle, stitch marker.