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cast on st k to end

Posted by: Mrs. Danger (IP Logged)
Date: July 06, 2009 10:49PM

Hi all,

I'm new to this forum. I'm working pattern at the start of my next row it says cast on 12 stiches then k to end. I'm wondering how to do this. I looked on youtube and a few other sites for help with no luck. The pattern is the softly striped cozy throw it's on the back of the rainbow boucle package.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: July 07, 2009 09:45AM

I would suggest either a knit or cable cast on to add these stitches.

To do a knit cast-on, insert your needle tip into the first stitch, pull your loop through but leave the original stitch on your holding needle. Now place the new loop on the holding needle -- one stitch cast-on. Continue doing this until you ahve added 12 stitches.

To do a cable cast-on, insert your needle tip in between the first and second stitch as if to knit. Pull loop through, leaving all stitches on the holding needle, place loop on holding needle -- one stitch cast on. Now insert your needle tip between this newly added loop and the previous stitch as if to knit, pull loop through and add it to holding needle -- second stitch cast on. Continue pulling loops in between stitches until you have 12 new stitches.

Finally, if you know the backward 3 or loop cast-on, just do 12 of these at the end of your needle.

You should be able to find all three of these cast-ons at www.knittinghelp.com

Posted by: Mrs. Danger (IP Logged)
Date: July 07, 2009 01:15PM

KT thanks for the help. :)

I'm a veteran knitter - this makes no sense. I'm thinking you have to join a new thread - glad to know someone else is having this problem!

Did you check out KT's directions below? This is the standard way to add stitches to a row after a piece has been started. If you want a looser cast-on, use the basic knit-on. If you'd like your cast-on firmer, use the cable method.

You can also use the backward-loop method to cast on after the fact, but I usually only use that for areas where only one or two stitches need to be cast on.