Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-29-2010, 08:48 AM   #1
1st Leg of the Journey
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 105
Thanks: 24
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
italian cast on for cuffs

When doing italian cast on.. should the needle size be 2 sizes or 1 size smaller than in the pattern? I only want a snug fit
uniquo is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 01-29-2010, 09:26 AM   #2
2nd Sock, I Rock
dustinac's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mountaineer knitter in Buckeye country
Posts: 9,817
Thanks: 2,489
Thanked 4,204 Times in 2,997 Posts
I wouldn't go 2 sizes could try 1...I would try just using the needle you need for the pattern. If you CO too tight its going to be hard to knit that first row and might 'cause it to pull in...but if you CO too loose the edge will be fit to loose...

A Mountaineer Knitter's Blog
dustinac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2010, 05:30 AM   #3
Casting On
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I usually cast on with the same needles for the project as a whole, and cast off with one size larger. For me, this results in a square piece, i.e the tension of my cast on and cast off rows will be the same and not distort the piece either way. What experience do others have with this basic issue? Thanks...
jamiejoy is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Italian translation needed help KathyNS Pattern Central 4 09-18-2010 10:36 AM
Italian Mohair for Trade cheley Buy/Sell/Swap 0 06-02-2006 03:35 PM
1st sweater - Italian starlight What'cha Knittin'? 30 01-23-2006 01:56 PM
italian yarn! kemp General Knitting 29 05-13-2005 10:39 AM
the most incredible yarn! Italian VictoiseC Pattern Central 3 05-04-2005 09:46 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:24 AM.