When you work in the round, most patterns will have you cast on, then “join yarn.” But what does that even mean?

Here’s a video tutorial about how to do it:

But when it comes down to it, joining yarn in the round is as simple as this:

  1. Cast on the required number of stitches.

  2. Distribute stitches over three or four double-pointed needles (or, if you’re using a circular needle, just make sure you have some stitches on both tips).

  3. Place the needle holding your last cast-on stitch in your right hand. Place a marker, then begin Round 1 of your pattern. Work at least one stitch from the first round onto the needle holding the marker.

  4. Congratulations! You’ve joined your yarn in the round!

Joining yarn in the round is as simple as working the first stitch of your first round. Just make sure you keep everything straight. Twister is a party game, and doesn’t work on your needles.

Joining yarn in the round is as simple as working the first stitch of your first round. Just make sure you keep everything straight. Twister is a party game, and doesn’t work on your needles.

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This cast on is recommended for the following patterns: