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Re: casting on with crochet
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: September 08, 2009 02:11PM

Keep in mind that this is sometimes an okay foundation cast-on, but a terrible one for anything that needs to stretch. It isn't particularly good to match knitting stitch patterns either.

If your first few rows are in ribbing of any kind, I would strongly advise against its use. The good old long-tail is a far better choice and better still is the alternating cable. The tubular is the gold-standard for a lot of people (not me, although I love the tubular bind-off).

Crochet-on is nice for scarves as the common loop-over bind-off will match it well (the ends will look the same) and it gives an easily-seen stitch to pull fringe through.

Subject Written By Posted
  casting on with crochet leannie 09/07/2009 04:38PM
  Re: casting on with crochet KT 09/07/2009 07:31PM
  Re: casting on with crochet Mother Hen 09/08/2009 09:16AM
  Re: casting on with crochet Alex 09/08/2009 02:11PM

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