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Old 08-23-2006, 08:31 AM   #1
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sock cast on?
Good morning everyone. I've fallen with sock knitting. What is the best, stretchs the most, cast on for socks?
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:58 AM   #2
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I use long tail all the time. Don't know if it's the best but it works great for my socks.
Check out the book folk socks. this sock book.
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:14 AM   #3
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I really like the Old Norweigian, also called German Twisted. Amy has a video of it under "Old Norweigian" here:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...ques/index.php

Although she suggests that it's a firm cast on and you might want to do it over a needle a size or two larger, I find that the same size needle as the project works just find for me.
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:52 AM   #4
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You can always go toe up...easier to control the stretchiness at the top w/increases and BO.
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Old 08-23-2006, 01:45 PM   #5
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As soon as I'm off line I'll pop in Amy's CDs, thanks for the tip AND I just realized I'm casting on on the same needles I'm using for the knitting. I sooooooooo miss my brain.

Kemp-one thing at a time, lol. Cuff down, then toe up....maybe.
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Old 08-23-2006, 02:40 PM   #6
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Although I've heard the German twisted is good, I'm too lazy to use anything but a long tail which I do over 2 dpns. It's always worked fine.
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Old 08-23-2006, 07:11 PM   #7
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to Amy and her CDs. I am now the proud owner of the knowledge to cast on TWO different ways. Did you know that video is silent? I miss Amy's voice saying, "...and that's all there is to it."

Denise-thanks for pushing me in a new direction. I'm loving this.
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Old 08-24-2006, 01:13 AM   #9
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I just did my first toe up socks, and WOW...what a difference...might be that I was using size 6 needles instead of the last pair I did that was size 0 or something...lol...but two socks in a day and a half!!! (ankle socks, but still). I liked that I could try them on!!!
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