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Old 09-17-2009, 09:13 PM   #1
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how can you tell wrong side from right side
I know the wrong side is the side not shown on a piece but which side is the cast-on tail? If it is on the left does that indicate the wrong side is facing up?
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:50 PM   #2
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Depends on what cast on you used. Long tail has the tail on the same side as the working yarn. Cable cast on and knitted cast on it's on the other end. Not sure off hand about other methods so you'd have to check.

I find that if I need to know which side is which I'll put a safety pin to mark the front side. Stockinette is easy, but something like garter you'd need to mark if it's important.

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Old 09-18-2009, 08:48 AM   #3
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Depending on the edge treatment and the design the tail from the cast on (regardless of what cast on is used) **could** be on either side. It depends on the design.
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:18 PM   #4
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Sometimes its arbitrary. Just pick one if one side looks like another. If that's the case, I put a marker on the right side so I know which is which. Its always the side that everyone else will see when you wear it.
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