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Old 12-06-2009, 05:35 PM   #1
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Does first double cast-on make two stitches?
Hi, I'm a newbie starting my first project! I noticed that when I do the double cast-on method, the first "cast-on" makes two stitches. This is how I'm supposed to count it, right? So I'm counting the number of stitches on the needle, as opposed to counting the number of times I "cast on" (if that makes any sense??) Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:45 PM   #2
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The slip knot is counted as a stitch, so when you do that, it's your first cast on st. Then you work the LT cast on and yes, count the sts on your needle.
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:45 PM   #3
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I'm not sure what you mean by double cast-on, but yes, many cast-ons do give you two stitches with the first set up stitch. Count the stitches on the needle unless your directions say otherwise!
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Thanks for the replies. I forgot that sometimes people use a slip-knot. I do not (I followed the example per the video posted here on KH). But I will go by the stitches on my needle. Thanks again!
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Yep, I quit using the slip knot a few years ago and just lay the yarn over the needle. It still makes a stitch.

Zina, double caston is another name for the Long tail because you use 2 strands of yarn. Knit, backward loop and cable castons are called single COs because they don't use the tail yarn, only the working yarn.
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:23 PM   #6
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THe first day or so I used the slip knot but since I learned how to needle tat 1st (you use the cast on stitch as the 1st have of a tatting double stitch) I decided it just made more since for me to do away w/ the slip knot....I don't get 2 stitches that way but...hmmmmmm i'm not being helpful But if you want to learn to tat then you're half way to learning the stitches
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Are any of the other two-strand cast-ons known as a/the "double cast-on", or just the Long Tail, Sue?
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The other variations of long tail - twisted German, old Norwegian, though they're not usually called a 'double cast on'. Possibly some of the tubular castons use two strands as well, though I'm not real familiar with them.
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Yeah, my favorite right now for ribbing is the mock-tubular cast-on, and it's a two strand as well. Just curious whether they were all called a double cast-on, so thanks for that!
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