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« on: December 12, 2005 03:27:57 PM »

Hey everyone!

OK... I know how to turn and such, for short-row shaping. But I'm knitting the shark from World Of Knitted Toys, and their instructions have me baffled. As follows:

"Next row: k17, turn and cast on 12sts (back of fin), turn and k to end of row"

Now, I've tried turning, and casting on to the NEW right needle, then turning again,a nd knitting across... but I find it very difficult to knit into those new 12 stitches, so I can't help but feel I'm doing this wrong.

Can someone lend me a helping hand! Thanks in advance!  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2005 05:08:58 PM »

you want to do either a knitted or a cable cast on.  So you are sticking the right needle into the stitch on the left needle, wrapping and drawing out a loop (now you have  a new stitch on the right needle) then transfer that stitch to the left needle.  When you're done casting on, you won't need to turn again before knitting back over those new cast on stitches.

Make sense?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2005 06:43:50 PM »


Yes, it DOES! Why did I not think of it sooner...

Thank you melidomi!

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