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Old 01-29-2007, 07:17 PM   #1
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I am knitting a pair of baby booties and am almost finished. The last part is actually a T-strap and I am stuck!

The pattern says to "Add on 5 stitches at beginning of row and knit across to end." This is done for two rows. I understand why I need to do it, I just don't know what is the best way to do it.

I am a beginner and know how to do the bar increase where you knit into a stitch, but don't slide it off the left needle and then knit into the back of the same stitch. Is this the best increase to use?

I looked at the increase guide on the main page of knittinghelp.com, but there are a dozen and I don't know how to tell which one is the correct/best one to use.

Please help!

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Old 01-29-2007, 07:21 PM   #2
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When you need to add stitches like that, it's best to cast on. Use any one of the single cast ons, backward loop works well in this situation.
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:14 PM   #3
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Thanks Ingrid!

I tried the backward loop cast on and it seems a little sparse. I will try a different method on the other bootie and see which works best.

Thanks for your quick reply. I was stumped!

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Old 01-30-2007, 12:35 AM   #4
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The knitted cast on is easy. You knit into the end stitch, but put the new loop on the needle. Then repeat.

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