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Old 08-16-2006, 06:24 PM   #1
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Double Knitting Question
I am going to start a double knit afghan shortly, using two colors. I am not quite sure how to cast on, though. The pattern calls for 100 sts, and I am wondering just how to go about doing it. Do i alternate between the two colors while casting on (i.e., cast on 1 st with A, then 1 st with B, and continue like that for the 100 sts with 50 of A and 50 of B), or do I cast on 100 with A then 100 with B, or 50 with A then 50 with B? I am so confused
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:30 PM   #2
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I'm working on a double-knit scarf right now and I just held both colors together to cast on. The instructions I got said "Cast on 17 stitches with both strands held together. The MC should be on the right side of every cast on stitch while the CC should be on the left." It was a pain to make sure the colors stayed on the right side though and if there's a better method, I'd love to hear it.
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Old 08-17-2006, 01:17 PM   #3
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When I am double knitting I don't worry about where the stictches are. When I get to the row I am going to seperate them, I just pay a little closer attention. If the MC is 'behind' the CC or vise versa, I just use my needle to kind of pull it over. I've never had a problem, no holes etc.
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