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Old 05-27-2007, 10:57 PM   #1
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I am working on the Cotton Candy Jacket in the Better Homes and Garden's Hip Knits. I am ready to start the Left Front of the jacket, but I don't get how to "cast on" at/on the sleeve. Picking up stitches I understand, but not getting this. Can anyone help?
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Old 05-27-2007, 11:29 PM   #2
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I don't know the pattern..do you have a link? Do you mean you are casting on in the middle or edge of your knitting? If so then most people use the backward loop cast on. Check the video here and see if it helps.
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Old 05-28-2007, 09:46 AM   #3
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I was on BH&G's web page last night looking for help and I saw several of the patterns from the book on there, but I didn't look for this pattern specifically.
I started with the back of the jacket and worked up through the backside of the sleeves and then slipped the neck and then the left sleeve onto stitch holders while I finished the right sleeve and the right front. Now I have to go back, skip over the neck stitches for now and start with the left side. But I have to add a few stitches to the front of the jacket. I'm supposed to "cast on" from where the left sleeve begins at the neck. This probably makes little to no sense, but I can see it in my head. I just can't see how to start it. Thanks so much for trying to help me.
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Old 05-28-2007, 09:57 AM   #4
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When you cast on at the end or the beginning of a row, you'd use a knitted, cable or backwards loop cast on. Look at the Cast On videos here - http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:08 AM   #5
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Thanks. I'l give it a try. I've got to figure out how to keep from pulling it so tight! But at least I think I can visualize how this would work.
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:40 AM   #6
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Easier to DO, grasshopper, not visualize... :D

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Ahhh, wise words from Master very good! I finished it! I finished it! It is soooo precious! Found a boo boo in the pattern I think, at least as far as I'm concerned it's a boo boo. The size they wanted me to make the hood was gianormous! It would have been bigger than the jacket itself! I shortened it.
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Nothing like winging it when the origninal doesn't work out!
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:16 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
Easier to DO, grasshopper, not visualize... :D

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