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red kitty
« on: March 12, 2006 08:48:39 PM »

hey, i'm fairly new here but have been geting so many ideas/ questions answered. i know you all can help me with this one!  Ok, i have a bootie pattern that calls for casting on x number of stitches (20 or something) at the end of a row of x number of stitches.

I had a friend show me a neat way, that was fairly stretchy and looked just like a regular cast on row, but was done with just the one thread. it wasn't just wrapping it around, it was some kind of knot. much like a cast on... urg! i hope i am making sense!

does it have a name? can anyone find a link to how to do it? My friend is out of town for two more weeks and i'm mid pair of booties!!!
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PlayItGeorge
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2006 10:29:01 PM »

Whenever I have to cast on more stitches, I just twist that piece of yarn into a loop and slide it on the needle.  I do that as many stitches as I need.  Does that even make sense?
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2006 10:47:12 PM »

I use what's called a half-hitch.  It's one of those really simple things to do, but is weird to explain...the active part of the yarn ends up behind the looped part...it's probably what PlayItGeorge is using - a loop you just put onto your needle...

You can just do a regular cast-on mid-piece...I can't think of any knot kind of thing, sorry.
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isabelle_g
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2006 06:54:26 AM »

It sounds like a cable cast-on.  You can find a demonstration of it here, about halfway down the page:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/index.php
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red kitty
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2006 05:43:34 PM »

aaaahhh! cable cast on! that's it!!!! yea!

thank thank thank you SO MUCH!

now, if i can just figure out how to do it without pictures...
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