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Re: I don't think I can do this
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: June 13, 2008 12:52PM

Which form of casting on have you mastered? If you are using the long-tail (a very good all-purpose co), it's best to use a needle a couple of sizes larger than you will use for the rest of the work as it draws in severely. I usually go up two or three sizes. Some people actually use their two needles together and cast on around them. Then they remove one to start knitting. In any event, the reason for this is that long-tail needs to be worked firmly to form a nice even foundation. You have to be vigilant as you are forming each stitch to make sure that it is in a nice straight line (not wrapping itself around the needle) with each stitch neatly snugged up against its neighbors. This is easy to do, but also easy to forget to do.

If you are using a knit-on or cable co, you can use the same size needles that you will use for the fabric without any problems.

Subject Written By Posted
  I don't think I can do this Taryn 06/12/2008 05:47AM
  Re: I don't think I can do this Alex 06/12/2008 10:47AM
  Re: I don't think I can do this Taryn 06/12/2008 07:13PM
  Re: I don't think I can do this Taryn 06/12/2008 10:16PM
  Re: I don't think I can do this Alex 06/13/2008 12:52PM
  Re: I don't think I can do this CroCrazyKnitKnut 07/02/2008 08:28PM

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