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Old 12-02-2012, 01:41 AM   #1
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Tubular cast on
Yikes. It's not hard, but I must have tried 6 times and messed up. Note to self...do not do it with a dark yarn at night. Or ever. I haven't decided whether I'm going to try again tomorrow with lighter yarn or stick to long tail for this hat.

Btw... I'm doing a test of sorts. How many hats can you make with 4 skeins of Plymouth Encore. I've knit one with a 1x1 stripe and 4 color helix stripe. So cool how there is NO jog!
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:03 AM   #2
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Have you tried the long-tail tubular CO shown in this video by Ysolda Teague?
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I think you're so right. The real killer is the dark yarn at night. Light yarn is so much easier to work these things out with. Good luck with it.
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I was going to do a pattern with purple and dark teal. I'll try using the teal since its a little lighter or brighter anyway.

I haven't seen the video, but I'll check it out.thanks!
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:30 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by dancejunky View Post
Have you tried the long-tail tubular CO shown in this video by Ysolda Teague?
That does make a beautiful cast on. I'll give that one a try, too!
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:12 PM   #6
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Decided this is too fiddly for me right now. Just doing a hemmed brim hat instead. I mostly do ribbed or rolled so at least it's something different.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:17 AM   #7
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I make it a point to work black, navy blue, gray, brown, dark green, and dark purple yarns only during the day. Even with the best lighting, I still mess them up at night. With bifocals and the eyesight not what it used to be, I have a much more enjoyable knitting and crochet session with lighter colored yarns.
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Agreed! I am using dark purple and dark teal.
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I watched Eunny Jang https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jefvxJFOpU and will check the link posted above. Which method (apparently there are several) did you use? I've not tried this yet, maybe later today I can. If you find it challenging, I'm thinking I might have real problems.
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Yeah, I looked at Eunny Jangs. I actually looked at several and tried various methods. I think the biggest problem was trying to work with dark yarn. I had a hard time seeing which stitch was which.

One thing that kind of messed me up was there are apparently a couple ways to do long tail for both knit and purl? Or maybe the technique to produce a look alike tubular is different. I don't know. I'm working in the round and regular tubular is generally done flat. I don't really have a problem with seaming that small section, but I wanted to try it in the round.

Maybe another time. I'm about ready to do the hem on the hat I restarted again.
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