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Old 01-25-2008, 06:43 PM   #1
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Join work to cast on edge??? (Do not bind off first)
That is the last sentence of the pattern and though it sounded sensible when I first read it now that I am poised to do it, I can't figure out what I'm supposed to do. This is a pattern for a headband and I've never run across this particular instruction for joining two ends. I'm a newbie so it may not be all that unusual. Can anyone enlighten me? Thanks.
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Old 01-25-2008, 07:09 PM   #2
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It sounds like you have to sew the live stitches to the cast-on edge? It would make a less bulky seam. Put yarn on a tapestry needle and put it through the stitch, slide it off, and sew through the cast on edge. I think.
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:11 PM   #3
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Thanks Ingrid! i went ahead (was determined to finish this today!) and did an ordinary bind off and joined with mattress stitch. What you described makes sense. I'll probably make the pattern again; I liked the outcome; and will try your suggestion. At the end of the pattern it said it was translated from Norwegian....and there were a couple of obvious mistakes in the pattern, so who knows??? Something might have been lost in the translation!
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