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Old 07-12-2012, 04:53 PM   #1
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completely new to knitting in general
hi am new to knitting in general an was wondering if someone could help
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:04 PM   #2
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Welcome to Knitting Help!

You need to be more specific. What are you having trouble with? Did you already watch the videos?
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:28 PM   #3
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i already watched the video but i am having trouble with the steps
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:38 PM   #4
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And i am also having trouble with the long tail cast on
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:47 PM   #5
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How are you having trouble with the long-tail cast on? Are you unable to do it? Or are you casting on but are unhappy with how the loops are forming on the needle?

If you're having trouble following the video, you might search for some written instructions with images to help you out. Here's one such article with images (scroll down to see long-tail cast on): http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/FEATsum05TT.html

If you're casting on but are unhappy with how it looks, all I can say is practicing will help. First attempts always look horrible!
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:53 PM   #6
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yes ive been unable to do it but thank you for the article ill def look at it
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:16 PM   #7
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You could also try doing the 'thumb' alternative long tail cast on, you use both hands. Put the thumb loop on the needle the same, but 'knit' into it with the working yarn. Or you might find the knit or cable cast on easier for a while.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:34 PM   #8
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As for knitting itself if your having trouble following the video you might try looking at these instructions, too. I needed written when I learned, too. Video went too fast.

These have written as well as video
http://www.knitpicks.com/tutorials/V...__L100719.html
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:25 AM   #9
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I love Youtube. I don't think there's anything you can't learn there. I use their knit and crochet tutorials all the time. Do enlarge the videos to full screen mode. This will help you tremendously.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:49 PM   #10
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What parts and steps are you having trouble with?
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