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Old 01-21-2007, 04:43 PM   #1
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cast on 6 colors
Help please!!! I need to cast for a sweater with vertical strips using 6 colors. I use continental cast on system. Getting confused.
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Old 01-21-2007, 07:19 PM   #2
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What does the pattern say? Does it recommend a particular cast on? Can you post the beginning of the pattern?
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Old 01-21-2007, 07:27 PM   #3
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cast of 6 colors
It just says,
"With color A, cast on 18 sts; with B, cast on 12 sts; with
C, cast on 8 sts; with A, cast on 18 sts; with B cast on 12 sts;
with C, cast on 4 sts".
Row 1 (WS) Working sts in colors as established, purl
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Old 01-21-2007, 07:34 PM   #4
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I think your best bet is to use a knitted cast on so the stitches will be connected. You'll have an end to weave in for each color.
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Old 01-21-2007, 07:38 PM   #5
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I was just going to say.. Where's Ingrid? :P

I wonder if it might be easier to cast on using one color? Any thoughts Ingrid? I've never done intarsia stripes.
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Old 01-21-2007, 08:55 PM   #6
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What is your opinion. Cast on in solid color or knit cast on???
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I actually think that casting on will be easier in the long run. Even if you cast on a solid row in the beginning, you'd still have to attach each yarn and would have ends. Up to you!
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Don't mean to be thick, but you mean knit cast on with each color and just leave a loop slip knot and weave it in later?
When you weave the ends in, any hints for inexperienced little ole me.
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If you cast on knitted-style with different colors, you'll be pulling a loop of the new color through the old color when you change. That'll leave a tail.

Knitty has a good article on weaving in ends.
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Old 01-22-2007, 02:59 AM   #10
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When you are finished casting on with a Knitted Cast you end up with the stitches on the left needle instead of the right. The first row in my pattern calls for a purl. Would that be wrong?
It looks as if the first row should be a knit. Can you do a Knitted Cast so that it will work with my pattern.
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