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lnafl 01-13-2013 01:40 AM

What cast-on stitch for top down sweater
This is my first attempt with knitting top down sweater and would like to know what is the best cast-on stitch.

GrumpyGramma 01-13-2013 01:44 AM

Hi, welcome to KH. Best? Ask 10 people, you'll likely get 10 different answers...well, maybe not. I've used both long tail and knitted cast ons for top downs.

Jan in CA 01-13-2013 03:29 AM

I always use long tail unless the pattern specifies one for reason.

suzeeq 01-13-2013 10:59 AM

I use longtail for most of my cast ons. If I'm going to pick up stitches in a cast on I might use knit CO; or you could use a provisional if you're going to pick up for a neckband.

fatoldladyinpjs 01-13-2013 12:26 PM

It depends on what kind of sweater it is. If this is a button cardigan, you can do long tail. If it is a pullover, I would suggest the German Twisted cast on as it will stretch over the head. Amy has a video on this in the Free videos cast on section at the top of the page.

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