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Old 08-21-2006, 12:52 PM   #1
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Hi everyone -
I just love this site. I'm on it everyday, reading all the forums and learning so much.
Anyway, here's my question: I've read here that the long tail cast on is very flexible yet for some reason mine is not, especially with K2P2 ribbing. I can feel the initial cast on row is tight and does not stretch at all. Any ideas as to what I'm doing wrong? I've viewed the video here and I seem to be doing it correctly. but perhaps not.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-21-2006, 01:01 PM   #2
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You may be casting on too tightly. Try casting on more loosely or even cast-on to a larger needle to see if that helps.

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Old 08-21-2006, 01:26 PM   #3
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It can easily be too tight. I agree that casting on to a needle a couple of sizes larger and then working your first row off of that with your regular needles is a good idea.
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Old 08-21-2006, 01:43 PM   #4
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Amber and Ingrid - Thank you very much for the quick responses, and I will take your advise and loosen up!
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Old 08-22-2006, 06:51 PM   #5
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I even saw one pattern, using circulars, that said to use both ends of the circular needle held together to make sure the cast on is stretchy.

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Old 08-22-2006, 09:38 PM   #6
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Yes, or you could use both straight needles, or one of them and another of a different size held together.

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