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Old 09-28-2005, 10:27 PM   #1
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Backward loop at the >beginning< of the row
Hello,

I am working on a Karabella pattern - if it helps, here's the pattern: http://www.knitpixie.com/catalog/pro...roducts_id=758

at the beginning of the row it wants you to "backward cast-on" addtional loops then you continue on the rest of the row. I get backward cast-on. I dont get this - if i cast on the left needle (right handed) then the yarn is on the wrong end. If i cast on on the right needle it is incredibly clumsy and i end up with this crazy extra yarn in between the two needles.

Has anyone done this and do you have any suggestions on how to handle it? Thanks!!
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Old 09-28-2005, 10:33 PM   #2
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Would it work if you just hold your right needle in your left hand and cast on and then switch back? Or am I picturing this all wrong?
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Old 09-28-2005, 11:08 PM   #3
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oh - excellent suggestion! will try that.
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If by extra yarn you mean there's a lot of yarn between the needles - that's normal. It disappears as you knit along. I don't know if it's because my BL CO is tight or what, but I don't notice that it ends up terribly different from my long tail CO.
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Old 09-29-2005, 08:08 PM   #5
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yep aidan, you are correct - I finally figured it out. You need the extra yarn to loop back. It is just clumsy at first. Knitting Lace is new to me. :rollseyes:

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