Have a little practice on double pointed needles before you use them for something important. it won't take long to get the hang of it. The main thing is to mark the beginning of your work and, if you need to , keep marking it. If that helps you knit in the round better, then it's up to you. You also need to realise you don't have to knit and purl for stocking stitch. You can just knit so it progresses the work quickly. This video is quick and easy and will probably set you straight. There are longer videos on You Tube if you need them.