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Old 02-26-2008, 11:27 PM   #5
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Backward loop can be useful if you need a provisional (temporary) cast on to be picked out later, or along an edge that you need to pickup stitches on. But yeah, it's very loose, hard to work into and can be very loopy, so others are better if you need a firm stable edge. It's stretchy though, so that could be why the loop CO was recommended in this pattern.
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