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Old 08-10-2006, 02:15 AM   #1
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casting on a large # stitches
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I am a beginner who has been knitting approx 1 month.
I have casted on as many as 30 stitches for my projects on size 15 needle .. but how do you cast on 50 or more stitches w/o losing your loops? I use stitch markers to divide by 10's but how do I CO this many stitches without losing them?
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Old 08-10-2006, 02:35 AM   #2
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I'm assuming that you mean that you're having trouble fitting any more stitches on the needle.

Instead of using straight needles, you can use circular needles and knit back and forth on them. It effectively gives you longer needles.
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Old 08-10-2006, 02:55 AM   #3
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I tried size 15 circular needles but I had difficulites because I felt like I was knitting into knots. Is there a tutorial on this site to help me get familiar with them.. thanks for your reply
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Maybe you're casting on too tight? They really won't fall off the needles if you make them looser. Just take your time.

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Old 08-10-2006, 08:22 AM   #5
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I'm not sure what you mean by 'losing' them.
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Yes, that's my question as well.....do you mean they are falling off the back of your needle or do you mean you're losing track of the count?
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I mean they are falling off the needle and I cant retrieve them.. I tried and I (again) felt like I was knitting into knots...maybe I can try CO very loosely..
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Try casting on a larger needle, then switch back to your pattern needle....perhaps you should go up 2 sizes if you're having this much trouble making the stitch.

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Oh. What kind of cast on are you using? Long tail, knitted, cable...

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Old 08-10-2006, 03:17 PM   #10
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What kind of needles are you using? Is it at all possible that you're using double-pointed needles (DPNs) and that the stitches are falling off the back end as you cast on more stitches??
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