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Old 05-26-2008, 08:07 PM   #1
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Long Tail Cast On WITHOUT Slip Knot
I always make a slip knot when doing the long tail cast on, but with the yarn I'm working with it seems to make a hole when I get back to that stitch, so I'm trying the method shown in the video where you don't make a slip knot. My question is - the first stitch when "I" do it is a DOUBLE stitch, is that right?? But when I get back down there to knit through it, it is VERY tight. UGH! I've never had so much trouble casting on before!
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Old 05-26-2008, 08:11 PM   #2
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Yes, when doing a standard long tail CO the first stitch is always doubled. I just count it as two stitches and work from there.

If your CO is too tight try casting on to two needles at the same time instead of one.

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Old 05-27-2008, 12:04 PM   #3
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My CO is really tight, and recently I've begun CO over two needles, and it really helps.
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Old 05-27-2008, 12:26 PM   #4
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You can use a needle a couple sizes larger to CO, or don't pull the yarn really tight when you CO.
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