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Topic: Knitting in the round: double the cast on?  (Read 222 times)
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Sakran
« on: August 17, 2009 05:44:15 AM »

Hi,
I just started knitting a few weeks ago. I was wondering, if I wanted to knit a scarf in a round, would I have to double the cast on stitches to get the width I want?

If I wanted the end length to be 75 stitches wide, would I have to cast on 150 stitches?

I've started a scarf using flat needles in stockinette stitch, however as we know, stockinette stitch curls. So I decided I want to try knitting it in circular needles and I also came across this scarf:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=186172.0

The OP posted that she casted on 75 stitches and knitted in a round. The final object looks like the initial 75 stitches haven't been halved, so I'm confused on how she did it. If she knitted it flat using circular needles, wouldn't the scarf have curled?

I'm posting this here because the OP hasn't been online since over a year ago so I couldn't ask her for help.
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soozeq
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2009 07:28:02 AM »

75 sts is very wide, about twice as wide as you'd normally want a scarf, so for making one in the round that sounds about right to me. Cast on and see how it turns out.
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