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Old 02-17-2007, 03:09 AM   #1
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HELP! How Do You Join And Keep Going On Circulars?
I am attempting to cast on this bag .....
Springtime Drawstring Bag

I am using the same gauge yarn however I don't have the size needles they call for so I'm using 5 mm circulars as I wouldn't mind a slightly larger bag and it doesn't give the finished dimensions.

I have cast on my 100 st then I am stuck
"Place red marker (which I did), cast on one more stitch (ok) ... then join by slipping last st to LH needle and K2 tog"

Last night a gal explained this pattern to me but I should have cast on there and gone through it so I'd know how to get this damn stitch onto the needle ... the LH needle seems odd since my LH needle is the one with all my st already on it .... I just don't get it .. she said I would still have 100 st but I don't and the 1 st I put on keeps coming unwound .... I looked in the videos but maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.

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Old 02-17-2007, 03:21 AM   #2
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Ok, I am guessing here but I suspect the LH should actually be RH. That would create a join.
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Old 02-17-2007, 03:23 AM   #3
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That's what I thought .. maybe a typo.

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Old 02-17-2007, 03:33 AM   #4
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Yeah, it's the only thing that makes any sense.
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Old 02-17-2007, 03:36 AM   #5
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So should I just be able to continue on joining in the round without that extra stitch and K2 together? I have a diagram in my book on how to join them and just keep on a-goin'.

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you shouldn't need the extra stitch, I just start knitting to join. Make sure that your yarn is coming from you right side, and your first cast on stitch that you made on your left that's the one you will be knitting first to join it to the last cast on stitch where the yarn is, if that makes any sense at all
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If you don't add the extra stitch you'll only have 99 stitches instead of 100. You need that extra. Slip it over to the RH needle, K2Tog and you'll have 100 stitches and go from there.
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Toby should have already cast on 100, placed marker, cast on another 1, slip to needle, join...

so, if you just ignore the rest of the instructions after the cast on 100 above, you will be right. The extra cast on stitch after the pm takes care of the stitch you need for the knitting 2 together bit, but if your not gonna knit 2 together, you don't need it. You, in this case, would just place your marker if you intend to use one and start knitting.
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Old 02-17-2007, 03:59 AM   #9
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I don't follow this at all ..... I attempted to join .... I followed Amy's video too and it just didn't join .... I cast on but I have no clue how to get that extra stitch as it keeps falling off the needle or I should say "unraveling" .... I've started my first row and the work is still not joined up .... I can't follow anything unless I see it ..... maybe I'll go back to my frogged shawl and wait for the next knitting night.

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Originally Posted by five_six
Toby should have already cast on 100, placed marker, cast on another 1, slip to needle, join...

so, if you just ignore the rest of the instructions after the cast on 100 above, you will be right. The extra cast on takes care of the stitch you need for the knitting 2 together bit, but if your not gonna knit 2 together, you don't need it.
That's true enough. I was assuming that they were going for a very even edge as the reason for specifying the extra stitch and the K2Tog.

But then, I am a newbie and could well be wrong.
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