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Old 03-11-2008, 02:05 PM   #1
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casting on
when i cast on i do the slip knot and single cast on..
but when im done kniting my first row after cast on, the tail is like triple the length it was when i first cast on..
what am i doing wrong? im keeping my tension good but i get this big huge long tail after i knit my first row..

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Old 03-11-2008, 02:18 PM   #2
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The backward loop/single CO? It's like that, and while it's easy, it's not a good one for large amounts of sts because the loops grow. Try a knitted or cable cast on, or the long tail.
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:29 PM   #3
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ive tried the long tail before but i always end up with like 4 loops on the needle instead of just one..
i cant get that one..
how do i do a knitted cast on?
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:44 PM   #4
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Check out the videos for "cast-on" under the "View Videos" tab at the top of the page. There are videos of many different type of cast-ons. You can view, pause, cast-on along with Amy, watch frame by frame, etc...

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Old 04-18-2008, 01:57 PM   #5
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I am so glad to hear that I am not the only one. I am knitting my first afghan and I have to cast on 182 stitches. I keep starting over because the loop is so large it is not manageable. I am going to try a different cast on method to see if this helps. Good Luck!
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Old 04-18-2008, 02:44 PM   #6
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I really like the cable cast on. When i was a kid I used to use backward loop but it just doens't look nice once you get going. I sometimes us it when i want to do a swatch that I don't care about but for a project i never ever use it.
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