Today I want to talk about tubular stitching and why I cannot for the life of me, find a tutorial on this subject. I can find tubular cast on, I can find tubular bind off, but I cannot find tubular stitch. Get with the program Internet.
There is a project I started years ago, when I got the very first Jane Austen Knits, it was a beautiful short stay
I love the look and it would look great with just about anything. Of course back then I got stuck on, you guessed, tubular stitching. So I decided instead to do and i-cord and in the end said f%}# it and focused on something else, because the i-cord stitch and I didn’t get along back then. That is until the other day when I decided to have another go.
I searched and searched for tubular stitching and found zip, zilch, zero. Then my brain said “hey, try this” and “this” worked and I photographed “this” to show you how I sort of figured out how to do a tubular stitch.
So today, I bring to you a (maybe, possibly but hey it works) tubular stitch…..now would be the time to take a bathroom break or get something to eat or drink, there are a lot of pictures. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
Ready?! Good!! Let us get started shall we.
So here comes the hard trick part
Then you need to pick up needle C
Because if you do it like this
So here comes the easy part, now it is like knitting in the round…sort of.
So by now needle a has nothing on it, so go ahead and knit all of the stitches off of needle b (or whichever needle has the working yarn), then when that needle has nothing on it, knit all the stitches off the next needle (stitch markers are great here by the way). And keep going and going until you reached your desired length
Here is the actual project when I started
Now you can also do an i-cord.
With the i-cord you could either cast on three and do the kf&b three times or you could cast on six sitches. This requires only two double pointed needles.
Bring the working yarn up and knit the stitches onto the next needle and repeat.
Have a great day folks!!