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Old 01-02-2008, 12:55 AM   #3
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1. How do I cast on when I already am knitting?

You shouldn't be working in the round yet. You should be knitting rows, not rounds

2. Since I knit continental I assume I need to cast on to the left, not right tip (once I figure out how to do it!).

Knitting continental only means that you hold your yarn in your left hand -- you will still be casting on to the right tip of the needle. After you cast on the 8 stitches you will join your piece to work in the round. Use a backwards loop technique to do your cast on -- the video for that cast on is here. Scroll down til you see "Single Cast On.
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