What is a split stitch in knitting?
Split Stitches A split stitch can occur as we knit when the knitting needle penetrates the yarn rather than work- ing cleanly through the stitch or loop. The stitch is then split into two parts. There is the part that has become the new stitch which is now on the needle, and the part that has been left behind.
How do you split stitches on circular needles?
With this knitting method, you divide your stitches evenly between two circular needles and arrange them to form a circle. You knit the first half of the stitches using both needle tips of the front circular, and then knit the second half of the stitches using both needle tips of the back circular.