Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-04-2011, 08:13 PM   #1
Topotraveler
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
yarn gets longer between needles as I go!
What am I doing wrong, I am using 10" alum. needles with regular old yarn, nothing fance, kinda small not the old bulky yarns..I cast on fine, started knitting X style behind needle in right hand..but as I go the yarn is now at foot or more in length between my needles, starting to tangle..whats going on?
Topotraveler is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 01-04-2011, 08:54 PM   #2
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,211
Thanks: 1,661
Thanked 8,761 Times in 7,129 Posts
If I had to guess I'd say you you used the backward loop (or single) cast on. That one is really only good for casting on a few stitches. Long tail is the most popular, but the knitted cast on is easier to learn if you're new.

Here's the backward loop to see if that's what you used.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/apps/fla...ayer/play/35/1

Here's the main page of cast ons.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/cast-on
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2011, 10:01 PM   #3
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Yep, you likely used the backward loop cast on, which does that, and it's not a great one for starting projects with. Knitted or cable CO are easy, long tail's not too hard, especially if you use the two handed version - the thumb yarn is like the backward loop, then you 'knit' the other yarn with the right hand.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011, 10:32 AM   #4
Mokumegane
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Mokumegane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Bethel Heights, AR
Posts: 245
Thanks: 0
Thanked 43 Times in 42 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Mokumegane Send a message via MSN to Mokumegane Send a message via Yahoo to Mokumegane
Yes, I either prefer the knitted cast-on or the long-tail one, myself. I never have problems with either of those. You just need to make sure your tail is long enough, is all.
Mokumegane is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where to buy yarn no longer produced? meowmeowmeow General Knitting 6 01-31-2010 11:25 PM
Clover and Addis Needles for Sale-- Set no longer available! brendajos Buy/Sell/Swap 3 04-26-2008 08:35 PM
Book & yarn for sale...yarn no longer available angel4ever Buy/Sell/Swap 1 07-29-2007 01:23 PM
Giving away Sugar 'n Cream yarn - NO LONGER AVAILABLE KnittingFairy Buy/Sell/Swap 1 01-25-2007 02:08 AM
Why is every row getting longer? Kaydee How-to Questions 7 10-07-2006 05:30 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:02 PM.