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Well, I've re-taken up knitting. Haven't done it since I was a kid! I've dropped a few stitches and decided to make the scarf way bigger than it needs to be - and I have sore fingers - but I'm getting there!!

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eneit
24th Jul, 2014 02:33 (UTC)
I haven't knitted for quarter of a century. Wide scarves are better.
amandapillar
24th Jul, 2014 02:54 (UTC)
Yeah, it's probably been 20 years for me! Maybe you need to start up again ;)
wild_heart
27th Jul, 2014 20:48 (UTC)
If you don't use the slingshot method for casting on, you might want to try it next time.

Also . . . what brand of needles are you using? I hate to sound like an elitist, but price = quality + ease of use. Yeah, it sucks but it really does make a difference in how easy it is to work the yarn.
amandapillar
27th Jul, 2014 22:50 (UTC)
I'm not sure what the casting on method is, but I googled how to do it. Pull the yarn through then hook the needle through the loop?

I've since ditched the scarf in the picture. Added too many stitches to it!!
wild_heart
28th Jul, 2014 13:57 (UTC)
Here's a video showing the slingshot method. It's fast and gives you a stretchy and strong cast-on row with very even stitches. If you tend to work tightly, use a needle one size larger for the cast-on, then move the stitches to the needles you plan to use for the work.

It's also a good idea to bind off using a needle one size larger. This insures that your final row will be stretchy.

Edited at 2014-07-28 13:58 (UTC)
amandapillar
28th Jul, 2014 23:19 (UTC)
I cast on using this method.

Thanks!
wild_heart
29th Jul, 2014 13:15 (UTC)
That's a knitting cast-on. Try the slingshot method. You won't be sorry (once you get the hang of it).
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