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« Reply #360 on: December 19, 2007 10:35:10 PM »

I do the cast on with another circular rather than waste yarn and just do a slip knot onto that needle. When I go to use the stitches on that needle later I just slip that loop off and tug the tail to get rid of the slip knot.

When you do it this way, is it the same as with the waste yarn, just with a cable instead of yarn?  Or is there a different method to it, but with the same outcome?
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« Reply #361 on: December 19, 2007 11:00:35 PM »

I do the cast on with another circular rather than waste yarn and just do a slip knot onto that needle. When I go to use the stitches on that needle later I just slip that loop off and tug the tail to get rid of the slip knot.

When you do it this way, is it the same as with the waste yarn, just with a cable instead of yarn?  Or is there a different method to it, but with the same outcome?

Yes, just the same with the cable needle instead of the waste yarn. As I said, I just anchor the yarn to the holding needle with a slip knot that I drop later when I work off of it. I like it because I hate transferring the stitches off the waste yarn, if you use another cable needle you can just start knitting.

I also like to use one in a smaller size (though equal or longer length) than my working needle because it's easier to knit off of and the right-hand needle determines the size of the stitches anyway. When I'm ready to work that way I just knit unto the proper size needle and go.

If you are working something in the round I really recommend a needle longer than your working needle for the "waste yarn" position, it makes it a lot easier to work. It also makes it less likely you'll lose stitches off of it when you're knitting.
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« Reply #362 on: December 19, 2007 11:23:24 PM »

That makes sense.  I'll have to try it out that way when it's not 2.30 in the morning  Smiley

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