HKT6 – Stockinette or Jersey Fabric [Sample]
On Circular or Double Pointed Needles
Many hand knit patterns are "knit in the round" like socks & hats. These patterns are knit on circular or double pointed needles (DPN). The advantage to knitting in the round or circular knitting is that there are no seams. It's, also, an easy way to create a stockinette or jersey fabric. This means that all knit stitches are on 1 side of the fabric, and all purl stitches are on the other side.
Only the knit stitch is required to get the stockinette fabric on circular or double pointed needles. To get a stockinette stitch on straight needles, a knit & purl stitch is required.
Skill Level: Just Starting
Needles: Circular or Double Pointed (DPN)
For circular needles, CO the required number of stitches on 1 end of the needles.
For double pointed needles, CO 1/3 of the required number of stitches on 1 dpn, the 2nd 1/3 on a 2nd dpn, and the last 1/3 on a 3rd dpn.
Hold the needles so that the CO is not twisted. The edge of the CO should only be on 1 side of the needles as shown in the below pictures.
For circular needles, make a Knit stitch into the 1st stitch on the left needle as shown below to join the Cast On. Make the Knit stitch a tight stitch to keep the join from looking loose. Continue making knit stitches for each round indicated in pattern.