Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cast Away!

I figured out the tubular cast on! Thanks to part 1 and part 2 of this video.

To cast on, I used a very long straight needle. (Thank you for the needles, Aunt Ellie!) As you can see, I kept the needle upright. And, when I knit the swatches, I tucked one needle under my arm.

Here are the swatches. The left one is the long-tail cast on. The right one is the tubular cast on. Something seems off and I'm not sure I like the look of it. Several people have suggested that I should try Eunny's tubular cast on and I will.

One more thing. The blue (almanac) yarn was asking to be something else. Thank goodness I have more Shelter yarn in hayloft to make the scarf!


stringplay said...
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Jackie said...

The tubular cast on looks like it takes on the shape of the pattern whereas the long tail is presenting a clean edge. It's interesting to learn all the cast ons - they all look so different.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on learning the tubular cast on. Yours looks good to me. The gold yarn will make a lovely scarf.