What Is Circular Knitting?
Circular knitting works a lot like it sounds. Simply, circular knitting allows for fabric to be knit in a tubular form. Circular knitting is most commonly used for fabric (later used in cut-and-sew), hats, and socks. Although, another popular application of circular knitting is making pullovers.
Unlike flatbed 2D-knitting (more below), circular knitting can create the body of a pullover as a seamless piece.
While it’s still necessary to cut armholes, sew in sleeves/collar, and finish shoulders of a circular knit pullover, side seams can be eliminated through this production method, creating a more comfortable fit. Also, circular knitting is much faster than other forms of knitting and is thus the most cost-effective method for high volume production.