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Old 11-11-2007, 01:30 AM   #1
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What do I do with the extra tail after cast on?
Ok, I am doing the long-tail cast on, and I have an extra tail that gets in the way when I try and knit and when I cut it too short it unravels my knitting. What am I suppose to do with it?
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:41 AM   #2
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Try to aim for having only a few inches of tail, but if it doesn't work out that way, you can knit it with the other yarn for a few stitches then cut it. You can cut it to about 3 inches and leave it to weave in later.
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:59 AM   #3
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Just try to ignore it. Once you've knitted several rows, it won't interfere with your knitting. Later you can weave it in, like Suzeeq said.
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:46 AM   #4
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I like to knit the tail in on the next row.
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:51 AM   #5
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I loop it and do a overhand knot to get it out of the way. You'll need it to sew seams in when you start making garments/etc.
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Old 11-11-2007, 08:03 PM   #6
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sometimes I do
Sometimes I hold the tail with the yarn connected to the skein and I just knit it. Then its weaved in already, no going back and weaving it in
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:04 PM   #7
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I leave mine hanging. It helps me to figure out rs/ws and odd/even rows.
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