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Old 05-09-2008, 02:48 PM   #1
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Best cast on for garter stitch
I know how to do the long tail cast on but I read it's best for stockinette stitch. Is there anohter cast on that is best for garter stitch? Thanks!
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:49 PM   #2
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IMHO the knitted cast on is the best! Good luck!
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Thank you for your prompt reply! I found a video already to show me how to do it!
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Great! Good luck!
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Old 05-09-2008, 04:09 PM   #5
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I'm a HUGE fan of LTCO but just finished a cardi that has garter hems and opted for the crochet CO. I also like that it mimics the appearance of the regular 'chain' BO (thus, the CO and BO match) and is even referred to as 'the bind-off CO' in some refs. Being garter works very wide, you need to use a CO that has sufficient stretch. Knitted and cable COs look great (I use both where applicable) but they're known for their sturdiness and might not be wide enough to give elasticity. Altho you could work it in a larger ndl and then go down a sz or two for your garter sts.

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Old 05-09-2008, 10:35 PM   #6
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I use long tail CO for almost everything. For garter stitching, I knit the first row after as the WS so the RS starts with the purl bump. I find that looks good, especially the loose gauge that I knit at.
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