In the round knitting is done using either double-pointed needles or circular needles of a size appropriate to the circumference of the piece. Working in the round is done from the RS in rounds instead of back and forth in rows. So stockinette is knit every round and garter is knit one round, purl one round. Stitch patterns can be converted to in the round. The extra “+#” given to make the flat stitch pattern even on both ends are eliminated.