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Stitch
09-24-2006, 09:01 PM
A lot of patterns say "join, place marker"

so would you K or P the first stitch THEN place the marker to mark the beginning of the round?
i normally place the marker first, then knit or purl my first stitch.


which is right?

suzeeq
09-24-2006, 09:48 PM
I place marker, then do the first stitch.

sue

Amber
09-24-2006, 10:14 PM
I place marker, then do the first stitch.

sue

That's what I do too.

Ingrid
09-24-2006, 10:17 PM
Me, too.

losnana
09-25-2006, 05:25 PM
Me too!! :happydance:

bjc1050
09-25-2006, 07:03 PM
I place the marker first except if using DPNs, then I knit the stitch first.

EssenceRose
09-25-2006, 07:51 PM
I never place a marker. I leave a really long tail from the cast on... that way I always know where the beginning of the round is. Those markers just annoy me because they get in my way. LOL

suzeeq
09-25-2006, 09:30 PM
I never place a marker. I leave a really long tail from the cast on... that way I always know where the beginning of the round is. Those markers just annoy me because they get in my way. LOL

I sometimes do that for a few inches and pull up the tail between the first and last stitches to mark them. But when you're doing a sweater, after a while it gets really hard to tell the beginning of the round unless there's a marker.

sue

aylaanne
09-25-2006, 09:33 PM
I cast on one extra stitch. Then I knit the first stitch cast on and the last stitch cast on together through the back loops, then I place a marker.

caviar
09-25-2006, 10:20 PM
I join a little differently sometimes--I basically put the first stitch from the left needle (last cast on stitch) onto the right needle and the first stitch on the right needle (first cast on stitch) to the left. One has to be slipped over the other, and it makes a slightly neater join, which is good for sewing-challenged people like me who can't tidy up an edge to save their lives. Then I place my marker...after the join but before working the first stitch. Does this make any sense?

Kirstin

suzeeq
09-26-2006, 12:10 AM
Yes, it does, and I've done that a time or two to make a nicer join.

sue

hellokitty165
09-26-2006, 01:30 PM
same here place marker and knit/purl the 1st stitch