You’ve done it! You’ve learned about the puff stitch, the foundation stitches and how to make 3-puff clusters to make the jasmine stitch! Now let’s learn how to join in the round so that no project is undoable!
Joining in the round begins with the first puff of each round, the one that makes your work “go up”. This puff – I will call it the joining puff – will have one loop less than the others because you’ll add the remaining loop when you join.
As such, for the first puff stitch of every round, close this stitch with only 4 loops on your hook. Then, keep working until you have only one cluster left to complete the round.
You will complete the last cluster using one loop and the joining puff as your last puff stitch and this way your work will look absolutely seamless.
Join in the round
The explanation that follows assumes that you did the joining puff with only 4 loops and that you worked your round until only one cluster is left to finish it.
Just as before, for this and the other tutorials I use the following abbreviations (US terms):
- ch: chain
- st(s): stitch(es)
- yo: yarn over
Step 1 – Connect the bottom
Start making the 3-puff cluster, by making the first 2 puffs (10 loops on your hook). Yo and – ensure your clusters are not twisted – insert your hook through both the next st of the foundation sts and the st that connects the joining puff with the foundation sts. Yo and lengthen your loop.
Step 2 – Connect the top
The last loop you have on your hook will now make part of the joining puff, making it a 5-loop puff st. You are now ready to close the cluster.
Insert your hook (11 loops on hook) into the st that closed your joining puff. Yo and pinch the back loop of the yo. Holding the yarn, pull through all loops on hook (1 loop on hook). Insert your hook through the st that holds the joining puff together and under the yarn you are still pinching. Yo and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook). Yo and pull through both loops to close the st. Ch 1 to tighten it.
You’ve joined in the round! Now, all you have to do is another joining puff stitch and keep working the 3-puff clusters as explained here!
With this technique you have all you need to make the Jasmine Cowl, so why don’t give it a try?
If you have practiced making the stitch and you’re getting the hang of it, it should take you about 3 hours to make it. Go for it! 😉