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Old 12-20-2011, 12:16 PM   #1
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Can you make a stretchy knit stitch from a non-stretchy yarn?
I am going through some of my old yarn and found some chenille I would love to make wrist warmer/glovelets with, but when I cast on for the hand, it is not stretchy at all and barely has any give. The next few rows are really stretchy, though. I cable cast on, and had been having wonderful results with wool blends. Is there any way I can get the chenille to be more stretchy with the cast on? (Am I knitting too tight? I'm really bad about that.)

Any help would be great! Thanks!
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:28 PM   #2
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Try this for a stretchy cast on. http://rosemaryknits2.blogspot.com/2...t-on-ever.html
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:39 PM   #3
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How is that stitch done Continentally?
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:43 PM   #4
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errr, the other way - English. I knit right to left....
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The cast on is shown with the loops formed by the left hand and the sts going onto a needle held in the right hand. You can then knit with it as you wish.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:50 AM   #6
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Sure. Try the Twisted German cast on. This is a stretchy cast on that stretches out as far as the knitting will allow, but snaps back to original shape easily. I use this one for hats, mittens, gloves, and sock cuffs. I learned it here at KH.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/cast-on
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