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Old 07-18-2007, 09:02 AM   #1
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New Knitter - Casting On in Middle of Row
Hi,

I am pretty new to knitting and am trying to master a Mason Dixon Baby Bib O' Love. I've gotten to where I need to start knitting the two straps.

It says to knit 10, cast on 20, then knit final 10. I'm a self taught knitter and this is throwing me.

Questions - how do the cast on stitches attach back to the bib and how exactly do I cast on in the middle? From what I have read, I need to turn my knitting, right?

Sorry to be dense. I thought this was going to be a really simple project for me (and I'm sure it is!). Just need to understand this casting on in the middle business.

Thanks!

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Old 07-18-2007, 09:08 AM   #2
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You can use any of the single cast-ons. It helps to turn your knitting around just for the ease of making the cast on, but turn it back and finish the other side.

It sounds like you're making a slit, so you wouldn't want these attached. Did you cast off on the previous row?
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:13 AM   #3
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Ingrid,

See, that is what I thought - there would be a slit but this is actually at the neck area of the bib where there shouldn't be a slit.

The pattern reads "K10, CO 20 sts, K final 10 sts. Leave first 10 sts on needle to be knitted later. Turn work, k10 sts until strap is 5 inches long. BO." The work is 40 sts across.

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I suspect the CO in this case is cast-off. So you'd bind off those stitches.
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Oh wow! It all becomes so clear now. Okay, as a newbie, I guess I should have figured that out, right? I just assumed CO was cast on.

Ugh!

Thanks for your help!

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I read it as cast-on at first, too.
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Well, I just ran and cast off those 20 stitches and it looks exactly right. Waaay different from what I had last night! Seems to me it should have read BO instead of CO.

I might just get this done today after all! Thanks Ingrid.

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Ellgee,

There is a correction for the bib re: Mason Dixon pattern. It is BO 20 sts (rather than CO). That one and other corrections for a few other patterns in this particular book are listed on Mason Dixon web site -- www.masondixonknitting.com/archives/images/patternerrata090807.htm
Hopefully, this will get you to that spot.

I love that book!! I have been knitting the "Heartbreakingly Cute Baby Kimono" pattern. It is a great pattern and turns out really well. You might like to try it sometime. It is fun to do!

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Ellgee,
I just replied, but need to add one more thing:
If you go to www.masondixonknitting.com and look on the right side of the page, there is a book errata link where the corrections appear. Sorry, the link I sent to you didn't work.

This one should get you there.

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Nancy,

Thanks so much for that! I adore the baby kimono - I'm just afraid of it!

BUT, now that my bib is looking like it might actually happen, I might try it next.

I appreciate all your info!

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