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Re: Best - Cast-On way - for a tight 1st row ??
Posted by: Mrs. K (IP Logged)
Date: October 18, 2008 11:42PM

Well, I have really experimented. I have always used the long tail cast on, but this year I have started to experiment.

The problem with the tail cast on, if you have a lot of stitches to cast on is how long should the tail be,that is when I tried the knitted cast on and I liked it.

For this sweater, I have really experimented. I have a new knitting book and it gave directions for a tubular that was crocheted on with a scrap yarn, and then knit a row, purl a row, and knit a row, and then dig down into the scrap and pick up the main color, using a purl, knit, purl. It was suppose to give a professional stretch cast on. But my pattern is a knit 6 purl 6 going into cables. So I didn't like that rib at the bottom.

So I modified it (I am quite Proud of my bravery) I did it just like it said, except I made it follow my 6k6p pattern. I don't think it is as stretchy, but I like the look. And it doesn't roll at all.



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  Best - Cast-On way - for a tight 1st row ?? Mother Hen 10/14/2008 09:47AM
  Re: Best - Cast-On way - for a tight 1st row ?? Sally J 10/14/2008 12:02PM
  Re: Best - Cast-On way - for a tight 1st row ?? KT 10/14/2008 12:13PM
  Re: Best - Cast-On way - for a tight 1st row ?? Alex 10/14/2008 04:21PM
  Re: Best - Cast-On way - for a tight 1st row ?? Mrs. K 10/18/2008 11:42PM


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