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Old 08-25-2005, 01:31 PM   #1
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Is the only way to join the first stitch to the last stitch after cast on, by knitting in the tail end of the yarn.

None of the books I have, explain this crucial bit. I've looked at the video on this site and the knitter says it's her preferred method but are there others?

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Old 08-25-2005, 01:36 PM   #2
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I just keep knitting like normal. With the working yarn coming from the last stitch worked, knit the first stitch cast on, and keep knitting in the round. If I'm using a particularly slippery yarn, I'll knitt that first stitch with the working yarn AND tail to keep the join snug. But, for the most part, I just use the working yarn. If there's a gap at the join, I don't worry about it unless it's more than a half inch long. As I keep knitting rounds, it snugs up the join just fine.
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Sorry - foregot to say I'm working with 3 double pointed pins + 1, not a circular needle.
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It's the same technique, but here's a detailed pic from my sock class on the join.

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