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How to Join the Round Using 2 Circular Needles

Learn how to join the round using two circular needles from circular knitting expert Jessica Kaufman in this Howcast video.

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Now I'm going to show you how to join to knit in the round using the two circular needle method.

Just like before, I've cast all my stitches on to one circular needle. This is my most recent stitch that I've just made. This is stitch number one.

What I'm going to do is slide it down to the other end so that I'm working from my first stitch.

Take your other needle, and I put the empty needle in my right and the full needle in my left, and slip half the stitches as if to pearl. Just like a double pointed set-up.

Two, four, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.

Now I've got half the stitches, that looks about right. I've got half the stitches on one needle, half the stitches on the other. I'm going to slide them both down onto the cables.

And now it's just like magic loop. We want to make sure that the last stitch, the most recent stitch, that one that has the ball coming from it, is in the back.

The one that is my first cast on stitch is in the front.

I'm going to push the needle in, and because I'm knitting with two circular needles, I want to use the same needle, the one that is connected, to knit.

So this is where I'm going to join to knit in the round. I stick the needle into stitch number one, and with the most recent stitch, I use the yarn to connect.

And that is how you join to knit in the round using two circular needles.

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