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Old 12-02-2012, 01:41 AM   #1
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Tubular cast on
Yikes. It's not hard, but I must have tried 6 times and messed up. Note to self...do not do it with a dark yarn at night. Or ever. I haven't decided whether I'm going to try again tomorrow with lighter yarn or stick to long tail for this hat.

Btw... I'm doing a test of sorts. How many hats can you make with 4 skeins of Plymouth Encore. I've knit one with a 1x1 stripe and 4 color helix stripe. So cool how there is NO jog!
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:03 AM   #2
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Have you tried the long-tail tubular CO shown in this video by Ysolda Teague?
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Originally Posted by dancejunky View Post
Have you tried the long-tail tubular CO shown in this video by Ysolda Teague?
That does make a beautiful cast on. I'll give that one a try, too!
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:12 PM   #4
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Decided this is too fiddly for me right now. Just doing a hemmed brim hat instead. I mostly do ribbed or rolled so at least it's something different.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:17 AM   #5
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I make it a point to work black, navy blue, gray, brown, dark green, and dark purple yarns only during the day. Even with the best lighting, I still mess them up at night. With bifocals and the eyesight not what it used to be, I have a much more enjoyable knitting and crochet session with lighter colored yarns.
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Agreed! I am using dark purple and dark teal.
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I think you're so right. The real killer is the dark yarn at night. Light yarn is so much easier to work these things out with. Good luck with it.
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I was going to do a pattern with purple and dark teal. I'll try using the teal since its a little lighter or brighter anyway.

I haven't seen the video, but I'll check it out.thanks!
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Oh Jan! Eunny Jang's demo is crystal clear! Please watch it! The most important thing to remember: your waste yarn should be a different color than your garment yarn. She uses med blue waste yarn, light blue garment yarn...but I'd go even farther out there...a blue waste yarn for a red garment!

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Thanks, I will tomorrow! I ended up just intending to do a hem. Unfortunately I decided after I'd cast on and gone an inch so when I tried to hem it was difficult to pick up the stitches. So I started to take out the bind off and put it on needles. That is not hard, but annoying and time consuming so I ended up inserting the needle lower in a destination row and cutting it off. Much better, but it's the longest hat project ever. I'm learning a lot though!
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