Gathering Moss

Date(s) - 01/01/2021 - 08/01/2021
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Category: Knitting for Beginners



If you have only knitted using straight needles, then another technique to try for any projects knitted in the round (hats, mittens, socks etc) is to use circular needles.

A circular needle is made up of two needle tips connected by a flexible wire or cable. The great benefit of this technique is that once you have joined in the round there are no further seams to sew together at the end of your project.

Another advantage is that you will always be working with the right-side facing you which makes fair-isle and elaborate stitch patterns (e.g lace) much easier to follow and see as you knit.

Gathering Moss


Using circular needles can seem rather daunting, so I have designed Gathering Moss as a simple pattern to make as a first step for knitting in the round.

In this online project I have compiled a complete worksheet taking you through each stage of the pattern.

  • how to cast on using the long-tail cast on technique
  • how to join your knitting in the round
  • how to work Moss Stitch
  • how to decrease stitches for shaping of the crown


Bookings are closed for this class.