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crazykntter83
08-23-2012, 11:45 PM
So tonight I finally decided to sit down and learn how to do the long tail cast on. It confused me for some reason, but I finally got it down tonight. :mrgreen: After that I decided I would try magic loop out. Also very simple lol. So, since I'm in a learning mood, I was wondering if anybody could suggest some other methods for me to try out? Doesn't matter what, I'm open to anything. Thanks a bunch!! :muah:

Jan in CA
08-24-2012, 12:11 AM
Good for you!

Intarsia
Fair Isle
Cables

crazykntter83
08-24-2012, 12:45 AM
I know how to do fair isle and cables. Maybe I'll give insarsia a try. :) Thanks for the suggestions!!

salmonmac
08-24-2012, 04:06 AM
You are doing it all! What about I-cord, a stretchy cast on and bind off and grafting (Kitchener stitch)?

suzeeq
08-24-2012, 09:12 AM
You can try entrelac, that's fun. Or lace.

crazykntter83
08-24-2012, 11:37 AM
I was thinking about trying i-cord. Looks simple enough, from the video. Could I do that on circulars, just switch the stitches from needle to needle? I've done kitchener stitch before, but only once when I made my one and only sock lol. I've done a little bit of lace, but nothing very complex, so that is definitely something to take into consideration. And I've been meaning to try entrelac for a while, also a good suggestion. :) Thanks for all of the great suggestions ya'll!! :muah: :muah:

suzeeq
08-24-2012, 12:53 PM
You can do I cord on circ, they're just a longer dpn with a cord. Just slide the sts back to the other end and start the next row.

crazykntter83
08-24-2012, 12:57 PM
That's what I figured, thanks. :)

Antares
08-24-2012, 12:57 PM
I recommend finding a challenging project to do--one that requires you to learn some new skills (or to practice some you just learned).

Have fun!

crazykntter83
08-24-2012, 12:59 PM
I recommend finding a challenging project to do--one that requires you to learn some new skills (or to practice some you just learned).

Have fun!

That's what I was thinking. I might try making a dog sweater with ML. :)

JLonier
08-24-2012, 01:28 PM
To do the diatom shawl I'm working on I learned the circular cast on via crochet hook. Much, much easier than the other methods that had me pulling my hair out and hence putting the shawl off for six months. As Jan suggested intarsia is fun especially if you learn to hold one strand in each hand. I had one woman at a Dr's office boggle eyed at me as I knitted that way, but it's hella fun. One and only time I took intarsia out in public. Too much yarn to juggle :p

You could also give brioche a try. Makes very fluffy scarves and baby blankets. :)