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Old 03-16-2014, 01:40 AM   #1
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Eastern European/Combination Style Question
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I have recently switched from English/Western knitting (throwing) which is the only way I had ever knitted. It was hurting my shoulders. I love this Eastern European/Combined way and the Continental way. I want to know how to cast on for a 2x2 rib stitch. I've been trying long tail but when I start the first row the purls are fine but it is too difficult to get the needle through the back of the knit stitches. Am I doing something wrong? I also tried switching the position of the knit stitches but no help. It is only on the first row after cast on that is the problem so I figure the real issue is the cast on itself. Hoping someone on here is knowledgeable about the Combination way and has an idea.
Thanks so very much
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:12 AM   #2
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I wonder if this version of long tail cast on would help?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdW0dpYywNQ
It uses the long tail in a knit and purl version that may make the knit sts easier to work into on that first row.
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:17 AM   #3
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Thanks so much. This is the video that shows the style knitting that I like for ribbing. It is the combined or eastern european. It works well for the ribbing and such but I will switch to other styles for other projects as it requires too many adjustments when following patterns . http://w
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I just now found this on casting on and it is in a section that says help for combined knitting. I will try this. Thanks for all help on here.
http://www.gashihtzu.com/ProjectInsanity/knitting.html
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