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Old 10-30-2013, 01:59 AM   #1
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Knitting On = Twisted Stitches?!?
My usual cast-on method is long tail. It always works great for me. However, my current pattern calls for knitting on. I have attempted it before but always with the same stitches are twisted when starting with a knit-on cast-on. What am I doing wrong?? I swear I'm following the video to the T. I've even checked other videos to compare but always get the same results.
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:13 AM   #2
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Yes, the knit cast on does give you a first row of twisted stitches and, I think, a somewhat lacy edge. If you want to avoid that, when you put the newly made stitch onto the left needle, slip it on purlwise rather than knitwise.
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:31 AM   #3
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And just because the pattern says to use a knitted cast-on, it's not written in stone. That may just be the cast-on the designer prefers.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:25 AM   #4
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Well, it's nice to know I'm not doing it wrong then. Question: is there another method to use when you need to cast on in the middle of your work?
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:31 AM   #5
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I usually use backward loop or cable cast on for just a few stitches in the middle.

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Old 10-30-2013, 11:41 AM   #6
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You can use a long tail cast on, with a second strand of yarn for the tail part. I usually use the knitted or cable cast on and just make sure I turn the stitch whichever way gets it oriented correctly on the needle, that's the way I learned to do it anyhow. I'm trying to think how I do it but my brain doesn't know how, my hands do.
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