Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-29-2012, 05:57 PM   #1
Kamie
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Kamie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 77
Thanks: 4
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Backward loop cast on question
Hello, hope everyone had a merry Christmas and has a safe new year.

I'm making my first pair of gloves, and have a rather stupid question.

This is the pattern http://woolyheaded-housegloves.blogspot.com/

Here's the part I don't understand. Join yarn at base of middle finger. Pick up and knit 2 sts along side of little finger, then knit across first dpn. Use a backward loop to CO 1 st to close the gap between dpns and knit to end. Total ring finger sts: 15

I'm using dpns, and my question is does the backward loop CO go on the left needle or the right?

Thanks,
__________________
Kamie


Kamie is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 12-29-2012, 06:17 PM   #2
salmonmac
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,692
Thanks: 574
Thanked 3,110 Times in 2,825 Posts
Cast on the stitch with the backwards loop onto the right needle and then continue on with the rest of the knit stitches.
salmonmac is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 06:26 PM   #3
Kamie
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Kamie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 77
Thanks: 4
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by salmonmac View Post
Cast on the stitch with the backwards loop onto the right needle and then continue on with the rest of the knit stitches.
Thank you for the quick response, and I'm sure you know more than I do. It will probably make sense once I get there, but I can't visualize how that closes the gap. Does that happen on the next round?
__________________
Kamie


Kamie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 06:59 PM   #4
salmonmac
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,692
Thanks: 574
Thanked 3,110 Times in 2,825 Posts
It will add in an extra stitch between the right needle and the rest of the sts and that should be enough to bridge the gap. You're right that knitting the next round will close up any space even further and give you the complete ring finger.
salmonmac is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 07:18 PM   #5
Kamie
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Kamie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 77
Thanks: 4
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by salmonmac View Post
Cast on the stitch with the backwards loop onto the right needle and then continue on with the rest of the knit stitches.
Originally Posted by salmonmac View Post
It will add in an extra stitch between the right needle and the rest of the sts and that should be enough to bridge the gap. You're right that knitting the next round will close up any space even further and give you the complete ring finger.
Great info, and thanks so much.
__________________
Kamie


Kamie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 07:28 PM   #6
Antares
Working the Gusset
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,884
Thanks: 236
Thanked 675 Times in 632 Posts
There are no dumb questions--and yours, is in fact, something that many knitters wonder about (self included). Thanks for asking!
Antares is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 08:50 PM   #7
Kamie
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Kamie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 77
Thanks: 4
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by Antares View Post
There are no dumb questions--and yours, is in fact, something that many knitters wonder about (self included). Thanks for asking!
After 4 years of doing this, it just seems some things should be clearer, so I always feel most of my questions are stupid.

Glad to help though.
__________________
Kamie


Kamie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cast on 1 backward loop stitch HarperPH How-to Questions 1 10-30-2010 07:11 PM
Backward loop cast on question kimmypooh How-to Questions 16 02-09-2009 03:46 PM
Issue with Backward Loop cast-on and purling mstellaluna How-to Questions 2 11-05-2008 12:38 AM
Backward Loop Cast-On mrs.slavinsky How-to Questions 6 01-07-2008 01:11 PM
Backward Loop Cast on eladine How-to Questions 3 01-02-2008 04:09 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:34 PM.