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Old 06-25-2010, 06:37 PM   #1
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I know why I am so proficient at long tail cast on. It's from lots of practice. This is the 3rd time of casting on for my new sweater a total of 330 sts........the counting is enough to drive me crazy...... and it gets worse........I always count the number twice to make sure I have the right amount of sts. I have taken a break to do something more rewarding.... maybe........coloring my hair... hopefully I'll get that right the first time. shudder!!!
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When I have to cast on a lot of stitches I put stitch markers every so often..like every 50 stitches. Maybe that will help you, too.
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I got the cast on part (no problem) but I kept messing up on the Garter Sts.....what is so hard about knit every row.....just could not get it right so kept ripping back. I put on 3 sets of 110 sts..... so frustrating! Finally put it down and colored my hair......thank heavens that worked out ok......at least it's not green.
I went back to knitting and am on my way....so far. It's a lace pattern so you can bet I am using lots of life lines and keeping my fingers crossed......have never done any lace... hope to do at least one.
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To start lace with 330 stitches is suicide. You'll get frustrated very much, but the very best of luck to you.
For a lot of stitches, yes, put some markers, I put one every 10 stitches.
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I had to rip it out 3 times. I did the cast on part 3 times....330 sts all toll.
The pattern calls for 110 sts. Sometimes things just don't go right! I am back on track now!

Thanks for your concern!

Happy knitting to all!
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How much is your repeat for the lace? I would place stitch markers after every repeat or every few repeats so that you can check on yourself to come out right. that will be a great help with your project in general. The life lines are a really good idea, too. Do yourself a favor and don't rip each one straight out, when you have come to the next. keep one or two as a backdrop. then you can decide how far you go back when needed.

in some lace you can only start to see mistakes once you have gone a good bit further.

Good luck to you and let the needles click away!
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I know why I am so proficient at long tail cast on. It's from lots of practice. This is the 3rd time of casting on for my new sweater a total of 330 sts........the counting is enough to drive me crazy...... and it gets worse........I always count the number twice to make sure I have the right amount of sts. I have taken a break to do something more rewarding.... maybe........coloring my hair... hopefully I'll get that right the first time. shudder!!!
how frustrating!!
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