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Old 04-14-2007, 01:57 PM   #1
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Best cast on for beginning or end of row?
When a pattern says to cast on stitches at the beginning or end of a row what is the best cast on that will not leave a hole or the extra yarn when knitted? Any suggestions? TIA Sherry
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Old 04-15-2007, 07:54 AM   #2
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I would probably go with knitted cast-on or cable, but (e.g.) when casting on one stitch over the hand where I've separated thumb stitches to close a gap, I'd go with backwards loop.

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Old 05-04-2007, 11:38 AM   #3
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Hey there knitters,
I tried to answer my question with a search of the board, and this is the closest I managed...

Could someone please explain to me how to cast on at the beginning of a row? I have a pattern that calls for casting on 12 stitches at the beginning of a row. I fail to see how this is possible. I can cast on 12 stitches at the end of the previous row, then knit back over them, but then isn't that giving me an extra row of knitting? And if I was supposed to do it that way, why wouldn't the directions say that? I am perplexed. Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-04-2007, 12:15 PM   #4
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End of row/ beginning of row... It's the same thing really. Think about it - if you CO at the end of the row, you knit back over them on the next row, same as if you CO at the beginning of the row, then knit over them to the stitches you already had on the needle.

So, EOR CO can only be backwards loop, but I don't like it because I always end up with enough slack yarn to make an extra stitch. BOR CO knit or cable and they're not so loose.

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Sue, thanks!
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Old 05-04-2007, 05:02 PM   #6
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there are several single yarn cast on's,

simple (script letter e)
Twisted simple (it has an extra twist in base (better than simple)
Knit cast on
cable cast on.

its always good to know a few cast ons..
but i am obsessive and have taken it to the nth-(i know 35 or so cast on's!

here is a link to part 1 of a 5 part tutorial about cast ons, (part 5 is to cast off's)

each part has a link to the next.
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