I've tried and I can't seem to grasp the figure 8 cast on either. I understand the concept, but it just doesn't work for me. I thought I almost had it once, then the stitches were so loose that it looked terrible. I'd be interested in a video, too.
I've tried that cast on at least half a dozen times and I just plain can't do it. :(
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yeah i am thinking i may have to drop in at LYS this week and see if someone there can show me cuz the pictures just don't work for me. I need to see the motions people are making i guess. i read it and it says "do this, this, and this" and it makes sense...then i look at my needles and think "wait...you want me to do what?" :rollseyes:
I also had a horrible time doing the figure-8 cast on . Finally I found the instructions and pictures in Anna Zilboorg's Magnificent Mittens. It might be worth it to take a look at a copy in the library. I'm trying to replace my lost copy, but no one seems to have a copy for sale or trade. But it might be worth it to Xerox the directions. I love the way it looks!
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