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« on: July 20, 2008 07:18:55 PM »

I'm trying to teach myself to knit and I'm starting with a pattern for a knit cap from the book Bazaar Bizarre (which is where I first heard of this site, actually Smiley ). I'm also using a bunch of online resources because I can hardly figure out the illustrations. I think I'm a little slow when it comes to instructions. I've done a slip knot and cast on the 1st 88 stitches that are required by the pattern. I understand how to do a knit stitch (generally) but in all the tutorials I've found on doing a knit stitch, the people knitting already have stitches started on the other needle. How do I start on the other needle? Do I have to cast on to that needle as well, or do I start stitches some other way. Where is all that yarn coming from?! I'm so confused!!! Huh
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2008 07:37:12 PM »

Have you tried the knittinghelp.com website?   It has lots of good knitting tutorial videos.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/cast-on
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2008 07:46:45 PM »

Try the Demo of a Small project video on the knitting help site, it shows what to do after you CO. Which is put the needle with the sts on it in your left hand and take the empty needle in your right and insert it into the first st on the other needle. Wrap the yarn, let the stitch fall off the left needle and insert into the next stitch. You may want to also look at the knit stitch video too.

Also, is the pattern for knitting in the round or knitting flat? Does it say join after the CO and call for circular needles, or just straight needles?
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2008 10:45:58 AM »

The pattern calls for circular needles, which I'm using, and it does say to join after the cast-ons. I think I pretty much understand what to do now. I feel stupid, that was so simple!  Grin Thanks guys!
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2008 11:15:12 AM »

Did you go check out the Advanced Techniques page that has videos for knitting in the round? That will show you how to `join', which is nothing more than knitting the first CO stitch.
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