If you have a ribber, you can set your machine to knit in the round and eliminate seaming tubular pieces. Yes, there are some limitations, but this technique is very useful for a number of applications.
- What about quickly knitting hats and caps without a seam?
- Knit socks in the round
- You can even knit the body of a plain garment to the armholes, then split the fronts and backs and knit them on the single bed.