Work flat? What’s that?
I get some form of these questions a lot. Work flat means to knit (or purl) back and forth rather than in circular rounds. Turn means to physically turn your work in progress so that the needle that was in your right hand is now in your left, and vice versa, thus positioning your knitting so that you can work back in the opposite direction.
When you cast on and work the first three rows of a Swirl, you are working flat, turning your knitting at the completion of each row. When you join the circle at the end of the third row you are working in the round, doing circular knitting. You will continue to work in the round until in:
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