Double Pointed Needles

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This method of working in the round is probably what most knitters are familiar with. If it's something you've worked before then it may be the circular knitting style that you gravitate towards?
I find working so many needle tips tricky, I seem to be constantly stabbing myself in the hand! It does also require the purchase a a different set of needles.

With this method you have a set of 4 or 5 short straight needles with tips on both ends. You divide your work over 3 or 4 of the needles, join in the round and then use the fourth of fifth needle to knit with.