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Jan in CA 12-02-2012 01:41 AM

Tubular cast on
Yikes. It's not hard, but I must have tried 6 times and messed up. Note to not do it with a dark yarn at night. Or ever. :zombie: I haven't decided whether I'm going to try again tomorrow with lighter yarn or stick to long tail for this hat. :nails:

Btw... I'm doing a test of sorts. How many hats can you make with 4 skeins of Plymouth Encore. I've knit one with a 1x1 stripe and 4 color helix stripe. So cool how there is NO jog!

dancejunky 12-02-2012 06:03 AM

Have you tried the long-tail tubular CO shown in this video by Ysolda Teague?

salmonmac 12-02-2012 06:37 AM

I think you're so right. The real killer is the dark yarn at night. Light yarn is so much easier to work these things out with. Good luck with it.

Jan in CA 12-02-2012 03:22 PM

I was going to do a pattern with purple and dark teal. I'll try using the teal since its a little lighter or brighter anyway.

I haven't seen the video, but I'll check it out.thanks!

Jan in CA 12-02-2012 03:30 PM


Originally Posted by dancejunky (Post 1361879)
Have you tried the long-tail tubular CO shown in this video by Ysolda Teague?

That does make a beautiful cast on. I'll give that one a try, too!

Jan in CA 12-02-2012 10:12 PM

Decided this is too fiddly for me right now. :zombie: Just doing a hemmed brim hat instead. I mostly do ribbed or rolled so at least it's something different. :lol:

fatoldladyinpjs 12-03-2012 12:17 AM

I make it a point to work black, navy blue, gray, brown, dark green, and dark purple yarns only during the day. Even with the best lighting, I still mess them up at night. With bifocals and the eyesight not what it used to be, I have a much more enjoyable knitting and crochet session with lighter colored yarns.

Jan in CA 12-03-2012 01:40 AM

Agreed! I am using dark purple and dark teal. :zombie:

GrumpyGramma 12-03-2012 01:23 PM

I watched Eunny Jang and will check the link posted above. Which method (apparently there are several) did you use? I've not tried this yet, maybe later today I can. If you find it challenging, I'm thinking I might have real problems.

Jan in CA 12-03-2012 01:30 PM

Yeah, I looked at Eunny Jangs. I actually looked at several and tried various methods. I think the biggest problem was trying to work with dark yarn. I had a hard time seeing which stitch was which.

One thing that kind of messed me up was there are apparently a couple ways to do long tail for both knit and purl? Or maybe the technique to produce a look alike tubular is different. I don't know. I'm working in the round and regular tubular is generally done flat. I don't really have a problem with seaming that small section, but I wanted to try it in the round.

Maybe another time. I'm about ready to do the hem on the hat I restarted again.

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