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Old 11-07-2005, 06:25 AM   #1
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the pattern calls for 300 crochet chain cast stiches, that completly fills my needle. i don't see how i can knit a scarf horizonally. is there something i'm not relizing? please help. i'm really excited about my first project and would llike to get started.
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Old 11-07-2005, 08:40 AM   #2
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I would use a long circular needle for that one....

And, what you are describing is a provisional caston. That means you are keeping those sts "live" to add something to them later on.

Do you have a link to the pattern?
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Old 11-07-2005, 08:42 AM   #3
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To knit yourself a scarf horizontally, you'd probably want to use a circular needle. Preferably a longish one so you don't have to worry about your stitches dropping off either end from being all bunched up. Just knit back and forth on it as though it's a pair of straight needles and you're good to go. (I actually like to use circular needles for everything, regardless of whether or not the pattern calls for them - I find they feel lighter to work with, which is wonderful for my wrists. Your mileage may vary.)
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Old 11-07-2005, 09:09 AM   #4
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Thank you soo much. i just bought interchangable needles that came with circular extensions so they should work out perfectly. i can't believe i didn't think of that. thanks again, i'm so excited.
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Circ sets are the BEST!!!
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