Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-18-2008, 01:52 PM   #1
Knitting the Flap
msmelody's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: lost in a yarn shop, and having fun
Posts: 357
Thanks: 61
Thanked 60 Times in 58 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to msmelody
Please help: How to cast on after 9 rows in?
I am working on the Neckdown Shaped T-Shirt by Knitting Pure and Simple #233. I do not know which cast on do I use in this situation. The directions say:

At the end of this last increase row, cast on 22 sts, join work in a round...

I have NO clue which cast on to use. If you know, please tell me, and how to do it, with pictures if possible.
future court reporter who knits

I am msmelody on Ravelry.

Water4gas is my new pursuit.
msmelody is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 04-18-2008, 03:54 PM   #2
Working the Gusset
ah's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: California
Posts: 1,149
Thanks: 55
Thanked 471 Times in 468 Posts
The easiest is the backward loop. You can use the knitted or cabled cast on methods as well. Many cast on methods are shown here at KnittingHelp on this page. HTH

OTN: Pinwheel Baby Blanket (for DS), Mystery Gift Project
ah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2008, 06:48 PM   #3
1st Leg of the Journey
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 173
Thanks: 7
Thanked 60 Times in 54 Posts
I also use the backward loop -- at least I think that's what it's called -- in this situation. However, lots of other knitters on this site prefer the "knit on" method when casting on to an existing row of stitches.

There is a video on this site showing you how to do the "knit on" cast on, but it's really simple. Just knit your last stitch, but don't slip it off. Instead, slip the new stitch from the right needle back to the left. That forms your first new cast on stitch. Then knit *that* stitch in the same manner, i.e., don't slip it off, just slip the new stitch back to the left needle and you have 2 new sts. Continue until you have as many new sts as you need.
Spokaloo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2008, 10:26 PM   #4
Knit On!
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,457 Times in 6,038 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
The problem with using backward loop for more than a few sts is that it creates loose extra yarn and loopy sts. The knit or cable cast ons are much better. Spokaloo gives a good description of the knit CO.
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cast on 3 stitches at beg of next 2 rows?? boofuu How-to Questions 4 01-21-2009 12:53 AM
How to cast on sts at beg of next rows ddleavitt How-to Questions 2 04-07-2008 02:18 PM
Cast on at beg of next 2 rows.. cheley How-to Questions 9 03-07-2008 10:47 PM
How do I cast on when I'm 3 rows in? swarthygirl How-to Questions 4 12-17-2006 07:14 PM
Cast on and rows lilkittiekat How-to Questions 6 08-28-2006 08:46 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:18 PM.