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What's your favourite Cast-on?

August 19, 2012

Today I am starting the Grayscaled Cables fingerless mittens as part of this month's knit-along with Imperial Yarns.  I have my yarn wound (IY's Columbia in Tufted Primrose), my 5.5mm DPNS, and the pattern all ready to go.

So I pull out the pattern, read the first line, and... hold on.  What's a purlwise long-tail cast on?  This is why I love the internet - one quick search, a view or two of this video, and I'm off to the races with a brand new (to me!) cast-on.   Yes, I could've just used my standard Cable Cast-on, but why not take advantage of a new pattern to learn a new technique or two.  Besides, I know a lot of people prefer the long tail cast on, so the least I can do is try it out once in a while! :)

So here we go... CO 4 stitches with the purlwise long tail method, 8 with the regular long tail, and the next bunch purlwise...  Wait - that's not right - excuse me while I go watch that video again!  :)