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Old 11-02-2011, 01:04 PM   #1
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Casting on for Two-at-a-Time Knitting
Here is a You Tube Video I just downloaded yesterday, showing a long tail cast on with both knit and purl stitches, knitting something two-at-a-time, and basic Magic Loop knitting.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75KFz2gmmSM

Hopes this helps some of you out there.
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:27 PM   #2
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Handy!
Very timely for me! Mittens, leg warmers, sweaters, I'll use it a lot. Thank you for the link.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:31 PM   #3
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I looked at the video and while it is very good it went to fast for me, stopping and starting wasn't helping. I found this extremely annoying guy explaining what I think is the same thing. I was able to follow it better. Skip up to about 2:50 if you want to look and don't want to have to endure the whole thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SljTm...eature=related

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Old 11-02-2011, 07:07 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
I looked at the video and while it is very good it went to fast for me, stopping and starting wasn't helping. I found this extremely annoying guy explaining what I think is the same thing. I was able to follow it better. Skip up to about 2:50 if you want to look and don't want to have to endure the whole thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SljTm...eature=related
I am sorry if it was too fast for you. When making video's you are limited to 15 minutes max and I had to redo that video at least 8 times trying to shorten it and still get all the content in. If you look my video is 12 minutes 59 seconds... it is really hard to do. I tried to go very slow for the 1st part of the purling part of the cast on, and the rest is just a repeat and me knitting. Sorry, I tried my best.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:51 PM   #5
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I'm sorry, I must have sounded critical when I didn't mean to at all.

In fact, I am very impressed with the video and I am now, thanks to you, working on two leg warmers at the same time. If I hadn't seen your video, I would not have known about the ribbed cast on at all. Thanks to you, I used the ribbed cast on.

Making a video is so far beyond me that I am extremely grateful to those who do them. You give good instruction and I expect that for someone else it will be easier to follow. We all learn differently; on some things I am quicker than others, this isn't a quick one for me.

Please don't be discouraged because I needed to look at another demo.

What I learned: how to measure yarn for a long-tail cast-on; how to do ribbed cast-on (OK so I peeked elsewhere), how to cast-on for two-at-a-time knitting with magic loop, how to knit those first stitches and rows, and you are a good teacher and not annoying. Some videos are really hard to watch but yours is easy to watch and to follow. I would have checked out more of your videos already but I had to put what I learned to work.

Please forgive me for coming across as overly critical, I do that sometimes.

Thank you.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:12 PM   #6
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Thankyou Lori, Im going to try that when I start doing my own socks, I've saved it in my knitting techniques folder. Should I start with just one sock at a time when I do begin and then move on to two when I get the art down pat? Just wondering if 2 at a time will be too confusing for first time sock knitter.

Edit: Oh and if I should start one sock at a time is there any videos out there anyone could recommend?
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I didn't take offense... Just explained how it all works. I'm new at doing videos and it is all a learning process.
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Lori, kudos for a great how to video. When I'm ready to move on to socks, I can promise I'll be watching and rewatching this cast on!
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