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Old 10-21-2011, 04:14 PM   #2
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The first stitch for the double cast on (also called long tail cast on or continental cast on) can be a loop over the needle as in the video on the Cast Ons section under the Free Videos tab at the top of the page. It can also be a slip knot. Whether you use a slip knot or just a loop over the needle to start, it still counts as a stitch. Count all the loops over the needle as stitches. In your case with doubled yarn, each stitch will be made up of two threads.
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