Knitting in the round with double-pointed needles is my favourite method, probably because I knit fairly snug and I find it difficult to get my stitches from the cable to the hard point of a circular needle when it's time to work them again.

Double-pointed needles can seem intimidating, but you are only ever working with two needles at a time, just like flat knitting. The other needles' sole job is to hold stitches until it's their turn to be worked (just like the cable of a circular needle.)

Going along with this, you may want to check out my Joining Yarn in the Round tutorial.

This is a great video tutorial from New Stitch a Day.

You can use this method on any pattern for small items knit in the round. Try these:

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