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Why I’m Not Meant to Do Tubular Cast On

See this?

Live knit stitch hanging loose
Live knit stitch hanging loose

Sometimes I wish my camera wasn’t so good at closeup photography. What you’re looking at is clear evidence as to why I should stay away from tubular cast on with small needles and fingering weight yarn. When joining the knit stitches with the live stitches in the waste yarn, I missed a few. They were SO tiny from being pulled and tugged that once in a while they got impossible to see. And I tried to think of a way to fudge and fix it, but I can’t. I’m sure there might be a way, but I think the safest thing to do at this point is to frog and go with a different cast on. Thank goodness I have the A Knitting Glossary DVD by Elizabeth Zimmermann and Meg Swansen where I can look for ideas on something stretchy and attractive for my tam. Wish me luck!

So, my summer of knitting frustration and general slumpiness continues. Hopefully, things will get better soon. Until then I think I’m going to call it a night. Perhaps a fresh outlook and some sleep will do the knitting some good.

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2 responses to “Why I’m Not Meant to Do Tubular Cast On”

  1. Wannietta Avatar

    I had to learn to do a tubular cast on for a sweater that I knit for Veronik & it was tricky. I was sitting with a couple of online tutorials open in front of me. It took a few go’s and those first few were not pretty. Keep at it!

  2. Lea-Ann Avatar

    Hi Trish . . . I’m not sure what method you’re doing but there must be an easy way to do it. I’ll keep my eyes open. . . Lea-Ann

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