Classic Designs for the Modern Knitter

Whisper and Featherweight - Knitting Sleeves in the Round

I have been meaning to write up a tutorial on knitting sleeves in the round for some time.  The fact that I have not done this yet, well, I'm going to go ahead and blame it on the pregnancy. Anyway, this morning I was reminded of it when I read this post by Sophy.  After going through each possible method for knitting the sleeves, she tells us why the magic loop method worked best for her.

Here's her finished Featherweight cardi - so pretty!



My prefered method is using two circular needles.  You do still have joins, but atleast there are only 2, instead of the 3 or 4 you have if you use dpn. In my experience it is much easier to avoid laddering at these joins with the 2 circulars.

Here are two excellent videos by knitting genius Cat Bordhi on how to successfully knit on 2 circulars.  She has tons of other cool videos - check them out!