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« on: June 29, 2007 05:26:02 PM »

i have to cast on stitches at the beginning of a row for mesilla sweater from knitty.com

here's an excerpt:

CO 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

CO 4[4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5] sts at beg of next 2 rows. 118[126, 134, 142, 150, 156, 164] sts.



so.. do i use a backwards loop cast on method? i tried this and when i went to purl into it it got all weird and there was a long strand between my needles. is this just because I'm a beginner?

thanks, and sorry for such a (probably) simple/stupid question Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2007 05:39:35 PM »

I would suggest the cable cast on method.  It's pretty simple and isn't quite as loose as the backward loop.  Check out the video for it on this page (scroll down a bit).

http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/index.php
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2007 05:45:13 PM »

yay! thank you i, i will try it now!
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2007 05:57:17 PM »

I hope that works out.  I love knittinghelp.com.  Always helpful when you are sitting there staring blankly at your needles.   Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2007 06:27:08 PM »

i think it worked! it took a while (actually the beginning of the video confused me when she brought the yarn to the front- so i may be doing it wrong, but i just read the written directions and then looked at the rest of the video)

i had put down this sweater for a week or two because i was dreading this part.

thanks again!
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2007 07:29:02 PM »

Yay!  I'm so glad that worked for you.  Post a pic of the sweater when you're done....   Grin
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2007 08:41:03 PM »

i will  Grin

but um i've spent i think the last two hours trying to unravel my yarn. i think i may just cut it.
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2007 09:18:04 PM »

Another reason to wind it up as you rip it out....
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2007 09:27:07 PM »

yeah, but there was no ripping involved this time. i just put the project down for a week or two in a bag with all the yarn, and the yarn on the skein i was working with turned evil and twisted and tangled itself up.
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2007 10:30:16 PM »

Ahhh, that can easily happen. Just be patient and don't pull tight - makes it worse.
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