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Old 02-10-2009, 02:33 AM   #1
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I looked at the videos and can't figure out how to cast on sts in the middle of my project. I tried to hold my needle with the sts in my left hand, make a circle ball end of yarn around and through the circle onto the left needle but it did'nt seem right...what am I doing wrong???? Thanks
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:07 AM   #2
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I usually will work the knit-on when I have to cast on like that...Amy has a video of how to work this cast on on this page
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:15 AM   #3
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1--there are lots of ways to cast on, and one doesn't work, try another.

2--there are lots of directions, and one set doesn't work, try another.

(we all learn differently--and not all video's are created equal!
there is nothing wrong with you.. its the instructions that are at fault!)

1--you can do a simple cast on.. (a simple loop of yarn on the the needle

this can create a loose messy edge.. but if its going into a seam, not matter! and the edge is very stretchy (which can be a good thing (in a sleeve) or a bad thing (a purse/pocketbook strap/handle!)

2--you can do a Knit cast on, (or a cable cast on)
knit is stretchier than cable.. (so both work but are you knitting a sleeve? or a handle(or something you don't want to stretch out of shape?)

3--trickier (and not for you at this point) is a crochet cast on (and yes, you can start it in the middle of a row!)

4--others cast ons

OK so what you need to do is look at a few cast ons'

(if you don't like/can't get the simple loop cast on, then try a knit one!)

here is a link to my YOUTUBE video of a simple cast on.

if this doesn't help, try looking for others.. eventually you'll find the right teacher!
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