I am knitting a child's hat that requires 400 st. casted on and worked in seed stitch for 1 inch working in the round. I did this and it had so many stitches I had a very hard time determining if they were all straight when I joined....needless to say after knitting the one inch I finally could see that indeed it was not straight and I had to rip it all out!!! I have never worked with so many stitches before. Any help out there as to how to make certain they are all straight before joining...hints or tips?
I did do that when I was casting on but removed them as I began knitting the first row. That may be a good way of doing it. I find the stitches move so easily on the cable part of the needles which makes it harder to keep them straight. I'm just a bit disgruntled at this point. I may not pick it up again very soon!
What you can do, too is knit a few rows straight so that when you join you can be sure that the stitches aren't twisted. You'll have a little gap there, but you can stitch that up. Much easier than tearing out all those stitches.
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