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How do I knit seed/moss stitch in the round?

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I'm going to get some circular needles, and I'm going to make leg warmers. Being a bit of a novice, I'm not ready to try cables, and I think ribs or just stockinette is too plain. So I'd like to do seed stitch...is that the same as moss? How do I do it with the circulars?
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Start with an odd number of stitches. Then K1, P1 around. If you have an even number of stitches, that gives you ribbing, but with an odd number, it gives you seed stitch. I did this hat with stripes of seed stitch for texture. 5 rounds knit, 5 rounds seed, 5 rounds knit, 5 rounds seed, etc.
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I like that hat. . . very pretty and basic.
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Start with an odd number of stitches. Then K1, P1 around. If you have an even number of stitches, that gives you ribbing, but with an odd number, it gives you seed stitch. I did this hat with stripes of seed stitch for texture. 5 rounds knit, 5 rounds seed, 5 rounds knit, 5 rounds seed, etc.
I like that hat too. How much yarn did it use?

To get seed stitch, you start with an odd number of stitches (thank you- I was trying to figure out why K1, P1 gives seed sometimes and ribbing sometimes as you can tell I am a rank beginner)- but then you have to alternate each row, so say you K1, P1 on row 1, you have to then P1, K1 on the alternating rows, right?
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That hat used less than a 50g skein... maybe 100 meters (I think it's about a sport weight wool). I still have a piece of it left... not enough to really do anything with, but...

Knitting in the round, if you set it up properly, you don't have to change the pattern at all. If you want even ribbing, start with an even number of stitches, then k1, p1 (k2, p2; k3, p3; whatever) around. If you want seed, start with an odd number then k1, p1 around. The only thing you have to track is how many rounds you want to do. Because you have an odd number of stitches, each round starts on the opposite stitch as the previous round, so the pattern is maintained. Just keep an eye on it because if you make a mistake you start doing a knit stitch on a knit stitch, and forming ribbing. I had to tink about 40 stitches before I noticed the mistake.

In the flat, it doesn't matter the number of stitches wide, so long as if the last stitch on one side is knit, the first stitch on the next side is knit. With ribbing, the last stitch is knit, first stitch is purl.
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