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Re: casting on for socks
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: October 21, 2008 01:37AM

See some of our most recent posts on dpn knitting. There are some on this first page. One I started concerning an experiment I've been working on has lots of good advice from others as well.

To add to KT's advice, my way of handling the nasty long length of yarn before the initial stitch is to use a very small needle for the initial stitch, trading it out for the standard needle on the second row. Some other advice I've seen recommends pulling the first cast-on over the last before beginning the first round (keeping them both on the needles) or casting on an extra stitch and decreasing on the next row, knitting the tail in for a few stitches....lots of ideas because it is such a pervasive problem.

Another way to deal with the whole thing is to work the first row or even a couple of rows back and forth and then join. Some people do ALL of their rib section back and forth and then join for the stockinette portion. I rather like this approach because it creates a very small seamed section, uses up that little length of tail yarn and eliminates the nasty gap and the problem of twisting the stitches around the needles.

Subject Written By Posted
  casting on for socks Bergevin 10/20/2008 03:00PM
  Re: casting on for socks JJKnitter 10/20/2008 03:40PM
  Re: casting on for socks KT 10/20/2008 04:09PM
  Re: casting on for socks Alex 10/21/2008 01:37AM

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