14-Day Learn to Knit Series

Have you been curious about knitting, but don’t know where to start? This 14-Day Learn to Knit series will help you begin your knitting journey, teaching you the basics and guiding you through your first knitting project. The first lessons cover knitting supplies and terminology. From there, the lessons move on to teach you how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. In the second half of the series, you’ll learn a basic increase and decrease and then cast on and knit your first project – a cute and comfy cowl. It’s going to be a fun-filled 14 days of learning to knit. Let’s find joy in our stitches. Be sure to save or bookmark this page to access your daily instructions.

14-Day Learn to Knit Series - Basic Stitch Patterns Guide
14-Day Learn to Knit Series - Easy Buttoned Cowl Pattern


14-Day Learn to Knit Series: Day 1

Day 1

Knitting Supplies
14-Day Learn to Knit Series: Day 2

Day 2

Basic Terminology
14-Day Learn to Knit Series: Day 3

Day 3

Casting On

14-Day Learn to Knit Series: Day 4

Day 4

Knit Stitch
14-Day Learn to Knit Series: Day 5

Day 5

Purl Stitch
14-Day Learn to Knit Series: Day 6

Day 6

Basic Stitch Patterns




14-Day Learn to Knit Series: Day 7

Day 7

Bind Off & Finishing
14-Day Learn to Knit Series: Day 8

Day 8

Yarn Over
14-Day Learn to Knit Series: Day 9

Day 9

Knit Two Together

14-Day Learn to Knit Series: Day 10

Day 10

Cowl Part 1 – Supplies & Cast On
14-Day Learn to Knit Series: Day 11

Day 11

Cowl Part 2 – Garter Stitch
14-Day Learn to Knit Series: Day 12

Day 12

Cowl Part 3 – Purl Ridge Stitch

14-Day Learn to Knit Series: Day 13

Day 13

Cowl Part 4 – Eyelets
14-Day Learn to Knit Series: Day 14

Day 14

Cowl Part 5 – Bind Off & Finishing


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229 Responses to “14-Day Learn to Knit Series”
          • Kalie
            Kalie

            Socks are definitely a nice knitted item, but are a very advanced project to attempt. It involves knitting in the round with double pointed needles, splitting from the round to knit a heel flap with a reinforced stitch, picking up stitches along the side of the heel, and knitting angled gussets along it. It will take some time to work up to socks. 🙂

        • Mabel Green
          Mabel Green

          l NEED TO LEARN BOTH KNITTING AND CROCHET.

          THANKS A LOT FOR THE.LEARNING CLASSES BOTH IN KNITTING AND CROCHETING. CROTCHING I DO BETTER THAN KNITTING. IT.IS CROCHETING I AM INTERESTED IN THOUGH.
          I WANT TO CROCHET AN UNBORM BABY’S BLANKET.
          WOULD YOU KINDLY GIVE US ANTUTORIAL IN THIS.TOPIC, BABY BLANKET.
          THANK YOU.
          MABEL GREEN

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          • Customer Service
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            Hi Mabel. Thank you for your feedback. I have forwarded your comment to the proper department. We value your opinion, and it will help with the development of our online streaming community. We will continue to listen and work hard for your complete satisfaction.
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          • Galina Bolshoy
            Galina Bolshoy

            Ticket 37461 Will there be an advance course? Would like to learn some more patterns.
            Another thing: could you give some tips on the way to teach a young girl (8-10) to knit, please?

          • Connie
            Connie

            My daughter wants me to knit her the Claire’s Rent Shawl from Outlander. I couldn’t even understand the directions!

      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Sonja. If you enter the word “hats” in the search box you will be able to locate everything we offer regarding knitting hats. If you have any questions, please contact our customer service team at 1-833-622-6523.
        Jean
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    • Sigrid Guillot
      Sigrid Guillot

      Large shawls in sizes 3x – 4x. We like to wrap up in them for warm but a flexible soft fiber.

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    • Jill Baskind
      Jill Baskind

      I can only knit with cotton or bamboo. I would like to know how to take a pattern that requires wool or acrylic yarn and transfer using cotton

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    • Martha Padron
      Martha Padron

      I have problem with the abbreviations and sometimes with the directions

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    • Dona
      Dona

      I have always wanted to learn to knit. I get the knit and pearl but I can’t do anything with it after those two. Thank you for this site.

      Reply
  1. Carol Bingham
    Carol Bingham

    Do you need to do this every day for 14 days, or can you skip days and come back to it?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Carol,
      Here is what our expert had to say:
      Once you sign up the videos are available for you to watch at your own pace or skip days. You can also go back and rewatch them at any time.

      Let us know if any other questions come up!
      Sincerely,
      Codi
      The Knitting Circle Video Membership

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  2. Louise Hardman
    Louise Hardman

    Can you do a series on basic mittens for beginners? So many methods out there, I am getting overwhelmed and confused. And a similar series but for chunky hats. Thanks!

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hey Louise,

      Thank you for your feedback. I have forwarded your comment to the proper department. We value your opinion, and it will help with the development of our online streaming community. We will continue to listen and work hard for your complete satisfaction.

      Sincerely,
      Danesha
      The Knitting Circle Video Membership

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    • Nancy Kassube
      Nancy Kassube

      I want to teach a friend to knit thought this might give me an idea on how I should do this.

      Reply
  3. Martha Allday
    Martha Allday

    I hope I’ll be able to watch the series and re-learn some of the basics, after taking a holiday from knitting to work on big needlepoint projects.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Lynn,
      Here’s what the experts had to say about your question:

      We show the basic stitches with the yarn held in both the left hand and right hand. If you are looking for truly left-handed knitting (where everything is knit in the mirror image), I recommend checking out this Craftsy class: https://www.craftsy.com/class/left-handed-knitting/

      Please let us know if you have any further questions
      Sincerely,
      Danesha
      The Knitting Circle Video Membership

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    • Staffmom1
      Staffmom1

      Thank you. I learned to knit years ago but preferred to crochet because I was faster at it. But now I am back to needing to knit for re-enactment items.

      Reply
  4. Daphne A Walker
    Daphne A Walker

    This is perfect! Need to strengthen my basic skills. Returning to knitting and crocheting during this pandemic!

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  5. Vicki C
    Vicki C

    I’m a shepherd and love the wool the flock produces and want to strengthen my basics to be able to knit more complicated patterns and eventually design my own.

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  6. Darla Divan
    Darla Divan

    Can’t wait to start. This will be a refresher course for me…and part of it will be new.

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  7. Juanita
    Juanita

    I do hope I can access this when I have time available. My main goal at this time is to knit winter stocking.

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  8. Antoinette B De Luca
    Antoinette B De Luca

    Will there be Closed Captions since I am Deaf and would like to learn how to knit for the first time. Please let me know. Thank you.

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  9. Donna
    Donna

    Thank you for this series. I would also like some advice on how to knit socks with sock yarn. I have struggled with it. I also have noticed that many videos show the continental way of knitting and I knit the English way.

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  10. Mini Tandon
    Mini Tandon

    I am 70 years old and have picked up my knitting skill after almost half a century. Will welcome your comments. Feel free to point out what could have been better

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  11. Koko
    Koko

    Is there a continuation course to learn more stitches, and advance to other types of items??

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    • Customer Service
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      Hello Koko,

      Thank you for contacting us. Great question! The ‘Ask an Expert’ section is currently for members of our online community. By becoming a member, you will have access to our expert’s knowledge in The Knitting Circle. With your membership you will also receive discounts on products and hours of Premium video content.

      If you are interested in becoming a member, please click on the special offer below: https://go.knittingcircle.com/C26375

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      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Ayan
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  12. lilly
    lilly

    I always seem to twist my stitches, so I want to stop doing that! And learn some newer stitches, too. I usually make hats.

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  13. Karen
    Karen

    Looking forward to expanding my knitting beyond dish cloths—a cowl would be a good project to begin the expansion. Thank you.

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  14. Nancy Kassube
    Nancy Kassube

    I want to teach a friend to knit thought this might give me an idea on how I should do this.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Laurie,

      Thank you for contacting us. Great question! The ‘Ask an Expert’ section is currently for members of our online community. By becoming a member, you will have access to our expert’s knowledge in The Knitting Circle. With your membership you will also receive discounts on products and hours of Premium video content.

      If you are interested in becoming a member, please click on the special offer below: https://go.knittingcircle.com/C26375

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3536, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Ayan
      The Knitting Circle Video Membership

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    • Jennifer Hall
      Jennifer Hall

      I’ve knitted for years too, but want to know “what every knitter should know”. I’ve already picked up some cast-on tricks from Craftsy, but there’s aalways more to learn.

      Reply
  15. Cathy Rivers
    Cathy Rivers

    Want to learn how to do pattern knitting, know the basics. Also reading patterns seen to hang me up.

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  16. Toni J
    Toni J

    Great instructions for someone just getting started. Very good beginner project—just the right length to accomplish

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  17. Erika
    Erika

    Lefty newbie self taught knitter here! Thank you for your videos. I watch your videos, but as a left-hand dominant I have to mirror them, switch them in my head (hand) and go! Any lefties in he

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Erika,
      Here is what our expert had to say:
      That’s awesome that you taught yourself knitting left-handed! If you are every curious about watching more videos on left-handed knitting, there is a whole Craftsy class on left-handed knitting that you might find helpful: https://www.craftsy.com/class/left-handed-knitting/

      Let us know if any other questions come up!
      Sincerely,
      Codi
      The Knitting Circle Video Membership

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  18. Nancy K Goodyear
    Nancy K Goodyear

    I want to get better at continental technique and especially purling. Also finding gauge. Thanks.

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  19. Lana Jackson
    Lana Jackson

    What day does this began? I’m unable to start for at least 4 days and maybe not for 7 days.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Lana. As soon as you sign up you will immediately get all the videos and patterns. Once you sign up you will have access to all the materials any time.
      If you have any questions, you can give customer service a call at 1-833-622-6523.
      Jean
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  20. Monique Kwirant
    Monique Kwirant

    Taught myself to knit during Covid.. would love to be able to knit socks without heels

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  21. Susan Rettig
    Susan Rettig

    I just started knitting again. I am making a sweater for my friend’s granddaughter who is 8 months. The size will be one year to 18 months. I decided on the 7 hour sweater. Having trouble on row 6. Every other stitch, you knit one and increase one, finishing the row with 51 stitches. Started the sweater with 37 stitches. I am tired of ripping out the first six rows and starting over to get the right count on the stitches.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Susan,
      Here is what our expert had to say:
      Because the pattern is free on a blog, I was able to find the pattern and read it.

      You have 37 stitches on row 5, as you said.

      Row 6 says to “increase 1 in next st, K1.” In order for the math to work to 51 stitches, that means you need to do something like “kfb, k1” for that part. Kfb is knit front & back into the same stitch. Basically, just make sure you are increasing 14 stitches on row 6 using whatever increase method you like best!

      Let us know if other questions come up!
      Sincerely,
      Codi
      The Knitting Circle Video Membership

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  22. Hope
    Hope

    not very good knitter, self taught more or less, was taught to “knit a Christmas stocking” but not really taught “how to knit”, been trying to self teach ever since…slowly, via written instructions mainly as I can only be on the computer a limited amount of time because of eye trouble/it causes me migraines. my next step is to try to make socks that fit people!

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    • Customer Service
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      Hello MaryAnn,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      In regards to your inquiry, using the search bar icon type in “14-Day Learn to Knit Series” the content is on our site.

      If you have any additional questions, please email or contact Customer Service at 1-833-622-6523.

      Sincerely,

      Lindsay
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  23. Michelle
    Michelle

    Apparently I learned how to cast on weird. I learned some sort of hybrid between longtail and knitted. I learned the technique of the longtail, but the tail is at the bottom of my cast-on row. Is there a name for that?

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  24. Tonia Brown
    Tonia Brown

    I agree with the ones who requested sock videos. It would be a nice option for people who already know the basics

    Great refresher videos tho

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  25. Cathy Switzer
    Cathy Switzer

    I’ve played with knitting but never have completed a project due to frustration with following the pattern and getting the habit of the stitch.

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  26. LINDA
    LINDA

    I can’t wait to get started knitting. Looking forward to these 14 days. Would like to learn to crochet also. Thanks so much.

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  27. Leanne Holt
    Leanne Holt

    I learned basic knitting when I was in grade school. I am now 70 years old and have forgotten most of it. I have tried to pick it up again several times. I have trouble reading instructions and understanding some of the terms. I have googled knitting terms at times and not gotten results. I also am interested in knitting socks. I don’t know how to mark rows and change yarn colors. Thank you for any help. I look forward to the class.

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  28. Dawn M Bratcher
    Dawn M Bratcher

    I am 53 and I wish to learn how to knit. I already know how to crochet.

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  29. Caroline Nelson
    Caroline Nelson

    Looking forward to correct techniques and then moving on to other projects.

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  30. Carolyne Oyoo
    Carolyne Oyoo

    Thanks for the basics. Basic guide of shaping armholes/necks for cardigans babies, children, adults. Where do I look.

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  31. NILDA GERENA
    NILDA GERENA

    My name is Nilda Gerena and i am in the GOLD section. Since I began with National Sewing I have been signing up for the Newsletter but with no luck. I will not bother to ask for the newsletter again.

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  32. Victoria Tedesco
    Victoria Tedesco

    Recently retired and excited to both “brush up on old techniques” and especially “to learn something new”!!!

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  33. Jona Tompkins
    Jona Tompkins

    Ack! My Knit 1, Purl 1, with odd number of stitches ended up looking like a narrower version of the K2 P2 ribbing 🙁 I did it twice, and it came out the same way both times. What could I be doing wrong?

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  34. Ann Ewing
    Ann Ewing

    Great instructions, especially for explaining yarn over and eyelets. Thank you

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  35. Pam Sommers
    Pam Sommers

    My work will never be as beautiful as my cousin’s, my second cousin’s or most definitely my talented sister who also tats, but I WOULD like to learn how. I can crochet, but my last knitting attempt was in 1976 – and was a bit of a disaster – I never tried again –

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  36. Elizabeth Reid
    Elizabeth Reid

    I am knitting a vest that is continuous over the shoulder and have to add yarn for one of the front panels. How do I add the yarn for that panel. (I’ve searched but didn’t find a video specifically for this, so perhaps it is contained in another instruction. Can you direct me to it please?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Elizabeth,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      Are you looking to just join a new ball of yarn? You can simply start knitting with the new ball of yarn. That first stitch might be a little loose, but you can tighten in a bit when you go weave in the end. If it’s something where you need to pick up and knit the front panel, we have a premium video for that here: https://www.theknittingcircle.com/video/picking-up-stitches-along-a-slipped-stitch-heel-018472/

      That particular video talks about socks, but the concept will work for any project.

      If you have any additional questions, please email or contact Customer Service at 1-833-622-6523.

      Sincerely,

      Lindsay
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      • Elizabeth Reid
        Elizabeth Reid

        Directions say to add ball of yarn but doesn’t start stitching until next row.

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  37. Marcia Crew
    Marcia Crew

    Really want to learn knitting~ am thrilled to be able to learn. Have yarn but need to know what needles to buy.

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  38. Caroline Coursey
    Caroline Coursey

    Ticket 37462 This looks like a good review. I have been knitting for several years, mostly self taught from a little green book that had knitting, crochet, and a couple of other things, and now the internet. Will you be doing classes in the future for more advanced things?

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  39. Jill Burman
    Jill Burman

    Ticket 37467 Hi, great course. I am very interested tm learning to crochet but am left-handed, do you have a class for left-handers?

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  40. Mabel Green
    Mabel Green

    I LOVE HANDCRAFTS . I NOW LIVE IN A COMMUNITY HOME ACOMONDATION DUE TO SEVERE ILLNESS THAT LEFT ME UNABLE TO WAK.

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  41. Meg
    Meg

    I used to net and was pretty good at it but I’ve lost that ability to know all the ins and outs looking forward to the lessons

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  42. Audrey Naylor
    Audrey Naylor

    I can knit, and I can purl, but there are stitches Ican’t get the hang off, and also, I use to knit when I was about 7 and it was dishcloths guite big holes thought it was wrap twice rounf the need then once but it dosen’t work out like it did when I was young

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  43. JOANNA bayles
    JOANNA bayles

    I knit for Police Stations with a charity group. We have many situations to knit for. Elementary school, Woman’s Refuge, Itinerant . So many diff. things are needed. It could be a nice place to start if you might find simple to make, simple to share items for us. We all do not knit in the round either. Thank you.

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  44. Kathryn Ann
    Kathryn Ann

    I’m looking to improve my basic knitting skills so that I’m not afraid to read a pattern.

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  45. Syd
    Syd

    I am interested in making sleeping socks for myself. Can do the basics as offered above, but need a pattern for the socks please

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello,

      Hello! Great question! The ‘Ask an Expert’ section is currently for members of our online community. By becoming a member, you will have access to our expert’s knowledge in XXX. With your membership you will also receive discounts on products and hours of Premium video content.

      If you are interested in becoming a member to $2, please click on the special offer below:

      https://go.knittingcircle.com/C27691

      Thanks!

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  46. Pamela
    Pamela

    I’m sponsoring a knit club temporarily & hoping to get some tricks to share. Plus super interested in baby girl knit projects.

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  47. violet violet
    violet violet

    Ticket 37919 I knit on the round but my tension is all wrong how can I correct it?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Violet!

      Our knitting expert would like us to share the following answer:

      There are a couple things you can do to try to correct it. You might just simply need to change your needle size when knitting in the round. Some knitters will knit a little different in the round versus flat and that can make your gauge/tension change. You could also try different circular needles (or double-pointed needles) to see if that makes a difference. Sometimes the material of the knitting needle makes a difference!

      We have lots of videos on knitting in the round. You might some of them helpful!

      https://www.theknittingcircle.com/?s=knitting+in+the+round#

      Thank you! Mike

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