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Old 12-05-2010, 10:05 AM   #1
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hello! Need some help!
I'm not new to knitting, just new to finishing anything that I've started. My mom and grandmother were both knitters and after watching them knit out three sweaters, four bedspreads and enough baby clothes to fit up all of the world's kids (and this was mostly in the same week!) I started to give up and decide that knitting was not for me.

Well, I'm now living in the country (in Ontario Canada) where it gets REALLY cold and after going to a few auctions where I got just about every size needle out there, I started up again. I was watching the video on how to do circle knitting and I love it. The only thing is, I don't know how to cast off when doing it. I thought it was something like using a third needle to do that, but I'm not sure how to go about it. Help?
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:34 AM   #2
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You just cast off the same way you do with straight needles. At the beginning of round, knit 2, pass the first st over the 2nd one, k1 pass a stitch over, etc.
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:07 AM   #3
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I don't know why I thought it would be hard to do.. I'm not quite there yet, but I will post when I finish this thing.. I'm using those needles with the cord. I couldn't get the hang of the three or four needles.. I should try it again!
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:15 PM   #4
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Be sure not to bind off too tightly. I almost always like to use a needle two or three sizes larger than the one I knit with and then bind off snuggly enough to look very neat, the end result is a neat looking, but not too tight BO.

The thing to remember with double pointed needles is that you only knit with 2 of them at a time. Don't let them intimidate you, ignore the hangers and concentrate on the two you are using.
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