This really isn't a how to question, but rather it's a How I did it item. I was trying to find out how to make a I-cord without DPN, since at the time I had no money to afford them. Anyway, I found that if you want to cast on 3-6 stitches then work them, instead of sliding them to the other end like you would with DPN, just transfer back to the left hand needle and knit again. Not sure if this was common knowledge and I apologize if it is, but figured I would mention it.
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