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Old 06-12-2012, 05:56 PM   #11
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I always prefer to use long-tail cast on, and when I have to cast on a lot of stitches (some times upwards of 350) I use 2 balls of yarn, one for each strand. I make a slip knot with the two and count it as my first stitch and then separate the two strands on my hand for the cast on.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:07 PM   #12
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I think I will have to search for another video
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:18 PM   #13
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Look for CO videos at YouTube by oftroy, or she may go by Helen. I know she's got one for casting on with 2 separate strands.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:02 PM   #14
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This one seems to be best explained to me -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_RY5gILiZE

But here's some more in case you need them -
http://www.ehow.com/video_4976531_ad...tail-cast.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkjKak6Bx1o
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:10 PM   #15
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perfect! I will try that. I am going to start this project once again being extra careful!
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:48 AM   #16
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Yeah, I am well on my way and have an inch and 1/2 ribbing done. Thanks everyone for all the help!
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Oh good! Did you try the two skein long tail?
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yes I did and it worked beautifully, thanks so much!
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:06 PM   #19
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"other than usually being too short and having to start over or too long that I have to cut yarn."

i used to have that problem too until DUH! an idea occurred to me one day. just wrap the yarn around the needle the number of stitches you need to cast on....then add a bit for the tail and that's where you make your slipnot.

It hasn't failed me yet

fyi - did you know you can do long tail in purl as well? Once I learned that I started my hats with a k2p2 long tail cast on which matches my ribbing.
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