How To: Knit Straight on a Circular Needle

Knit Straight on a Circular Needle

I love circular needles! I use a circular most of the time, even when I am knitting straight. One of the reasons I love knitting on a circular is because with a circular needle, you don't have to worry about dropping a needle. You just have one. It's particularly good to knit straight on a circular needle when you're making a large project such as an afghan or blanket, but I use one even if I'm knitting a small project such as a scarf or wash rag. The photo below is of a scarf I'm making with only 24 stitches. I'm using a circular needle, 2 ends of thin yarn, rice stitch.

How to Knit Straight on a Circular Needle

Here's what you do.

  • Cast on your stitches.
  • Work the first row.
  • At the end of the first row, simply turn the work around and work the second row as you normally would.
  • Continue in this manner, knitting across, turning the work and knitting back.

DO NOT JOIN THE ENDS AS YOU DO ON CIRCULAR KNITTING.

Video demo of knitting straight on a circular needle

It’s Cyber Monday on WonderHowTo! Don’t miss out on all the big sales in the Gadget Hacks shop and Null Byte shop. Use code CMSAVE20 to save on everything, and use CMSAVE40 for all things apps and software. For online courses, apply code CMSAVE70 for the biggest discounts.

Check out all of Gadget Hacks' CM 2020 deals >

Check out all of Null Byte's CM 2020 deals >

Our Best Phone Hacks

Gadget Hacks' tips — delivered daily.

1 Comment

I also knit with circular needles! I prefer them more than straight needles. :)

Share Your Thoughts

  • Hot
  • Latest