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joe_doufu 01-08-2006 06:54 AM

help - provisional cast on
Help! I can't understand the provisional cast-on in Amy's video. All I get is a bunch of twisted yarn, no loops that I can knit with, and it falls apart in my hands. What am I missing?

joe_doufu 01-08-2006 08:11 AM

Never mind, I kind of got it. I think.
I want to attempt double-knitting... these are the instructions I'm following.

I finally figured out the provisional cast on but the other things are just too many techniques put together too quickly, I couldn't do it. Anybody know of a good way to learn this?

Lana 01-08-2006 09:41 AM

Hi Joe,
When I do double hats, I take the easy route. I knit a hat like your yellow one. Then, using a needle one size larger with the purl side facing, I pick up a stitch in every stitch in the row above the ribbing and knit the same hat a row or two more before starting decreasing. You already know about not skimping on the ribbing. Using a crochet hook might make it easier to pick up the stitches.
It's cold here. Single knit hats aren't warm enough.

joe_doufu 01-08-2006 10:20 AM


Originally Posted by Lana
It's cold here. Single knit hats aren't warm enough.

No kidding! My fear is that my gauge isn't perfectly stable and the hats might turn out to be different sizes!

Lana 01-08-2006 10:54 AM

You'll do just fine! The outside of the hat needs to be just a little bit bigger than the lining. One size larger needle does the trick.

If I waited 'til my guage was perfect, I'd still be waiting. It's not neuro-surgery, it doesn't need to be perfect.
And I do a whole lot of ripping. :frog:

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