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Old 12-12-2005, 09:40 PM   #11
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You know, I was having a horrible time with my provisional cast on coming out SO TIGHT that I couldn't knit from it. KK suggested doing a crochet cast-on, and that worked a LOT better.
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Old 12-12-2005, 09:56 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Hildegard_von_Knittin
You know, I was having a horrible time with my provisional cast on coming out SO TIGHT that I couldn't knit from it. KK suggested doing a crochet cast-on, and that worked a LOT better.
Heh..what do you do if it's too loose?
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Old 12-12-2005, 10:25 PM   #13
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How far did you get before you decided to frog it? In an effort to make my ribbing a little tighter, just for the hat to stay on, I knit through the back loop on the knits of a k1 p1 rib. And I also knit the rib on a needle two sizes smaller than the hat part. Maybe you could try that. Oh--you said that you didn't have them. Maybe cast on fewer st for the ribbing and increase for the hat?

Give the ribbing a chance to develop. It's not going to be as pulled together in the beginning since the prov cast on is looser.
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Old 12-13-2005, 01:02 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
How far did you get before you decided to frog it? In an effort to make my ribbing a little tighter, just for the hat to stay on, I knit through the back loop on the knits of a k1 p1 rib. And I also knit the rib on a needle two sizes smaller than the hat part. Maybe you could try that. Oh--you said that you didn't have them. Maybe cast on fewer st for the ribbing and increase for the hat?

Give the ribbing a chance to develop. It's not going to be as pulled together in the beginning since the prov cast on is looser.
I was only about 3 rows in, but it looked a lot different than it had on the other hat. I think the answer is to use a smaller needle for the ribbing. I'll also see about knitting into the back (?) of the knit stitch..although this is a k2p2 ribbing..does that matter?

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Old 12-13-2005, 01:46 AM   #15
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I am making a 'fake double knit' hat right now too. I found that the ribbing looked really loose at the bottom (provional cast on edge) UNTIL I picked up those stitches to go and knit the second half and then it all pulled together just like ribbing should.
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Originally Posted by knitqueen
I am making a 'fake double knit' hat right now too. I found that the ribbing looked really loose at the bottom (provional cast on edge) UNTIL I picked up those stitches to go and knit the second half and then it all pulled together just like ribbing should.
That's good to know! Which type of provisional CO did you use? I used this one.
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