Sunday, March 16, 2008

How to Knit a Flat Circle

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29 comments:

kiddotrix said...

Just the help I needed. Sometimes the internet is a happy place.

Rima said...

You just saved me from spooning my eyes out. Thank you!

Rima said...

You just saved me from spooning my eyes out. Thank you.

Slightly Sinister Scribe said...

Thank you for posting this! I'm adapting a crocheting pattern into a knitting one and part of it includes a flat circle.

Here's where the pattern will be posted and I will credit, of course! =)

Emmy said...

Hi! I wanted to thank you for this incredibly helpful tutorial. I'm making a pattern that needed a half-circle, and the start of your tutorial was absolutely perfect. I'll be linking to this post & your whole blog when I finish my pattern. Thank you again!

Anonymous said...

Not very smart to make a demonstration pic with dark yarn and a black background...

Alyoops said...

Well, anon, I made this in about ten minutes using the project I was working on and the location I was in. I apologize for my lack of consideration towards the colorblind.

I think it should be noted though, that I made this as a service to the world, because there was no real how-to on knitting a flat circle when I did. I guess since you're complaining here there probably still isn't.

So, be grateful :P

Anonymous said...

TY soo much for your post! Uhh, I'm trying to make eyes about 1.5-2 centimeters wide, do you know how I could make your pattern smaller?

Alyoops said...

You could make the pattern smaller by using smaller needles, thinner yarn, or both. Something 1.5-2 cm wide you might wnat to look at other options, though, like applique or embroidering them on. That might look better - it's all up to you though!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting this! I'm just learning how to knit, but I have a few ideas where I wanted to knit a circle and your instructions were great!

I found this link that might help anonymous with smaller circles for eyes:
http://www.ehow.com/how_5193688_knit-circle.html

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU! I have tried to figure this out on my own...and couldn't. I'm new to knitting and need to make some eyes for a hat. Perfect directions!

Anonymous said...

Im new to more advanced Knitting lingo....what does Kfb mean?

Kitty22 said...

this was incredibly helpful thank you for posting this. i found a pattern for a bag that called for a 2 flat circles but it doesnt say how i was wondering though if i wanted to knit both circles together without seaming them later but still leaving an opening for the bag?

Anonymous said...

"what does Kfb mean?"

It's a way of increasing. See here:

Martyn

Susan (and SmokeyBlue in spirit) said...

Thank you. I had the kfb, k1, k around thing but just could not figure out how to start without a big hole.

Louisa said...

Thank you for this amazing tutorial! I was looking for an easier way to knit a flat circle than the more complicated way someone told me to try.

It's to be incorporated into a sweater/jacket w/pattern I'm working on :)

Anonymous said...

kfb means 'knit front and back' in the same stitich. so you insert the needle in the front of the yarn and perform a normal knit stitch but you dont complete it - instead of pulling that stitch off the left-hand needle you insert the needle into the back of the same stitch and knit again and then pull both stitches off.

hope that helped

kemi

Jessica said...

Hi there. I think I figured out some things in your instructions, however I am confused on other things. I was was wondering if you had a video to show how to knit the flat circle?

Jeff and Aubree Gittins said...

Thanks a ton! This will help me make eyes for my daughter's owl hat. It's gonna be great!

abroyden said...

thanks. I'm making hockey pucks. I still have a small hole in the middle, though. But I can close it up after.

Aura said...

This tutorial is excellent and very helpful. Now I can proceed with my knitted owl hat.

Anonymous said...

after many attempts and three days of scouring the internet, i found this. thank you so much

jennifer said...

Exactly what I was looking for! Thanks!!!

pegschr said...

did you ever get it done? Can you send me a picture? I have been looking for a simple flat round no holes/lacey look knit circle afghan,for 2 years but could not find one. I kept trying increases at different intervals and different rounds and couldn't get the right combination figured out to make it round and flat. I may not be able to find my way back to this blog, so can you please email me at this address is pegschr@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

Fantastic ... just what I needed. Thanks.

SoreLoser said...

I'm very grateful for these instructions but I always wind up with a hole in the middle. Is the hole supposed to be unnoticeable? Because mine is rather larger and I was wondering if I'm just doing something wrong?

Alyssa said...

SoreLoser: Strange, it should be unnoticeable. Do you cast on losely? If that's the case, maybe you could sew the hole shut with the yarn tail? Or join to knit in the round sooner?

Kayana said...

wow...just...wow. im a fairly decent knitter, and follow patterns easily and this one was super easy! that, and it will come in VERY handy for all the random things i make. thank you so very much!

jessiesharon said...

I just want to let you know that I used your instructions in a pattern I created.

http://bakuhatsu-no-subarashii.blogspot.com/2011/07/spirited-away-no-face-knitting-pattern.html

Thanks for making such great and easy instructions