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« on: May 26, 2007 07:51:46 PM »

Well, the subject line says it all.  I have tried a tubular cast-on several times and each time it is WAY too tight.  Should I try doing the 4 stockinette rows with a needle that is a couple sizes larger and then after the tubular cast-on is complete I can go to the needle size I need?  Any advice is appreciated. 
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2007 08:29:13 PM »

Yep, mine's always far too tight too and I go up about 2 mm. But if it is a single ribbing tubular caston, try fluffbuff's tutorial on the Italian way: same result, but almost as fast as longtail/double caston. (With this I also go up 2-3 mm) I hate the time it takes for the other way: love the result, but doing it the slow way is a last resort.

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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2007 09:48:16 PM »

Its actually a 2x2 rib.  Maybe I'll try going up a few sizes.
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2007 12:46:58 PM »

Once you do the k1/sl1 wyif for two rows, you can change and do whatever kind of ribbing you would like. I have done this on more than one occasion.
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2007 03:04:53 PM »

Ugh, I sometimes have the same problem. I will usually do a tubular cast-on with needles one or two sizes larger. It's still awkward, but better. For socks, for example, I'll cast on with waste yarn with size 2 needles, purl 1 row, knit 1 row, then do that tubular magic (if I do too many rows, I think it looks bad when joined in the round), then I knit the first joined row with size 0 needles, in the rib pattern.
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