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Old 02-17-2007, 10:43 AM   #1
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Long- Tailed cast-on question
My pattern says to cast on, then knit the first row. If I use this type of cast-on, do I still need to knit the first row? My understanding was that this cast on alrady has one knitted row built in it.
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Old 02-17-2007, 10:51 AM   #2
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That's been a matter of debate. Some people count the cast on as a knit row of stockinette, and some count it as a cast on and the next row as the first row of the pattern.

Personally, I count it as a cast on and then proceed with row 1 of the pattern.
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Old 02-17-2007, 11:57 AM   #3
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I think you'll find this informative.
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There is no right way to knit; there is no wrong way to knit. So if anybody kindly tells you that what you are doing is "wrong," don't take umbrage; they mean well. Smile submissively, and listen, keeping your disagreement on an entirely mental level. They may be right, in this particular case, and even if not, they may drop off pieces of information which will come in very handy if you file them away carefully in your brain for future reference. ~Elizabeth Zimmerman
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Old 02-17-2007, 06:02 PM   #4
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I consider the cast on as just that, the cast on, then the first row in my pattern is what I call row 1... and I (usually) always use the long tail method.
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Old 02-17-2007, 06:09 PM   #5
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I tailor my choice to the situtation. Generally, I like the way the knit side of the LT c/o for the public side with stockinette. For ribbing, though, I've been using tubular c/o for single rib and I alternate knit and purl versions of the LT c/o for double rib.
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