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Old 11-04-2008, 11:32 PM   #1
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Issue with Backward Loop cast-on and purling
I am making DH a winter hat and ran into a MAJOR snag when making the brim of the hat.

Prior to P2 rounds I had to cast on stitches using the Backward Loop method.

When P1 round, I got left over with a long tail..can't do anything with it..it's just there...

When starting to P2 round, I can't. It makes 3 strings of yarn and doesn't knot properly....It's like it stuck somehow....

Pattern:
Norwegian Star Earflap Hat
http://tiennieknits.typepad.com/tien...gian-star.html

Yarn: Bernat Silk
Color: Black
Size Needles: US 6
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:25 AM   #2
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Backward loop really isn't the best cast on to use. I'd go with long-tail or knitted cast on. It makes a nicer edge and is much easier to knit.
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:38 AM   #3
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I agree with Ingrid, backward loop is fine for one or two sts, but any more than that and it's a mess. Use one of the other two she suggested.
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