Can you knit sleeves in the round?

Can you knit sleeves on circular needles?

These mini circular needles run between 9 and 12 inches, and are marketed as being tiny enough for knitting socks, sweater sleeves, baby hats and mittens in the round. For knitters who dislike knitting with double pointed needles and magic loop, these mini circulars could be a huge game changer.

What can you make knitting in the round?

Think about hats, sweaters, socks, and mittens. These are all things that have some element of a tube. Hats, mittens, and socks – they all incorporate a tube shape. While you can knit all of the above with flat needles, you would need the extra step of sewing the knitting together to make a tube.

Is knitting in the round difficult?

Knitting in the round can seem daunting, but with a bit of practice, it’s no more difficult than knitting on straight needles.

What needles to use for sleeves?

For sleeves, I love a 12″ (30cm) circular needle, but you may find that for larger sleeves it’s more comfortable to begin the sleeve on a 16″ (40 cm) circular needle and transition to a smaller circular needle as you begin decreasing the sleeve.

Can you knit socks on 80cm circular needles?

I use an 80cm circular needle and this makes manageable loops on either side of the knitting. (For those who want to make two-at-a-time socks, you’ll need a bigger cable, say 100cm, but I’m not going talk about those during this sockalong.)

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