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Old 12-14-2005, 01:16 PM   #1
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I'm casting on two colors for the first time. I've made slip knots in both colors and have those on my needle. Now, do I start casting on using only one of the slip knots and cast on the required number of stitches? If I do this I'll end up with all one color stitches and a lonely (other color) slip knot at the end. Or, do I cast on alternating between the colors? The cuff of the hat I will be knitting is only one color for about 1", so I'm not sure why I need to cast on both colors rather than just introduce the contrasting color when it's needed, but the pattern says use "two-strand cast-on using two colors" so I'm trying to 'trust the pattern!" Please help if you can...thanks!
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Old 12-14-2005, 01:21 PM   #2
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hrmmm....i wouldn't do it unless you were actually using both colors throughout. are you knitting with two strands throughout or just one?

is your pattern online? can you give us a link?
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Old 12-14-2005, 01:35 PM   #3
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The pattern is quite complicated using the two colors, but the cuff itself is just in a single color until the pattern gets going. It's called an Ullared Cap in case that's familiar to you. I don't think the pattern is online, I'm getting it from the book "Hats On!" by Charlene Schurch.
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Old 12-14-2005, 01:40 PM   #4
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If you are beginning in a single color, then just cast on in that color until the pattern calls for color changing
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Old 12-14-2005, 01:44 PM   #5
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Thank you! This makes a lot more sense to me, but I didn't really have the confidence to just do it. Thank you!!!
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