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Learning to rib and stretch

As mentioned earlier, I’m planning to knit a jumper for my 1 year old nephew. Wanting to become more practiced and proficient in knitting, I learned a variety of basic cast ons and offs as seen in my post ‘ 429 more words

New Method

Why is it difficult to "cast-on?"

Why is it difficult to “cast-on?”

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Do you find it difficult sometimes to cast on a new project?

If the answer is “no,” then this post is not for you, sorry. 112 more words

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Greenhorn Tip #13: The German Twisted Cast-On

The last knit to come off my needles, Fidra by Gudrud Johnston, introduced me to a new method of stretchy cast-on called the German Twisted cast-on or Old Norwegian cast-on.   198 more words

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Learning the Basics

Over Christmas one of my aunts, who is extremely crafty, asked how I was going in my knitting adventures. I told her that my biggest problem is that my cast-ons are always loose. 485 more words

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Ultimate Knitting Bible: Cast Ons (Part 1)

So in my quest to knit everything taught in the ultimate knitting bible I first encountered some of the different types of cast ons. Forgive me, and maybe leave a comment, if there is a better way to show these or if I should show a whole row of the stitches. 254 more words

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Ring in the New!

To close out the year, here is one of my favourite stretchy cast ons – the Estonian Cast On. It wonderful for hats, mittens and top-down socks and it looks great! 9 more words

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My Favorite Cast-On Method

The cable cast on method is my personal favorite. It provides a smoother edge than a basic cast on, and is a fantastic way to cast on stitches in the middle of a project (ie, if you’re knitting a pair of mittens, or making a buttonhole).  252 more words

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