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Cast on 6 stitches in the middle of a row
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Nov 23, 2012 16:39:30   #
Baker
 
I have watched numerous videos, and none of are doing the cast on stitches in the middle of a row. They cast on a few stitches, and for example do the knit cast on ...done.

So there I am, did my cast on stitches and my working yarn is now on my left needle. Now what do I do?
 
Nov 23, 2012 17:08:50   #
Chrissy (a regular here)
 
Hi, which method are you using? Can you give me the instructions for that row?
Nov 23, 2012 17:31:57   #
Baker
 
Oh Chrissy:
You are such a honey!

K1,p1,k1 (border), Knit to marker, slip the next 24 sts to a holder for the sleeve. Cast on 6 sts, knit to the next marker, slip the next 24 sts to a holder for the second sleeve. Cast on 6 sts, knit to the last 3 sts, K1,p1,k1 (84 sts)

I do not have a problem knitting the cast on stitch, it's that I end up with the working yarn on the left needle.
Nov 23, 2012 18:00:54   #
Chrissy (a regular here)
 
I use the cable cast on, and will have a try with it in the morning. Off to bed now.
x x x
Nov 23, 2012 18:22:41   #
HandyFamily
 
You don't really need to knit the cast-on stitches on this row. Just cast on on your right needle and when you are finished with it knit the rest of the stitches - the ones on your left needle (after the ones you had put "on hold" to weight for the sleeve), thus connecting your row - the stitches from the so far done work, the newly cast-ons and the ones from the other (I suppose - back) part of the item.
Now, if I was to do that I would probably use one of these 2 methods for cast-on:


or

Nov 23, 2012 23:34:46   #
TammyK (a regular here)
 
Baker wrote:
I have watched numerous videos, and none of are doing the cast on stitches in the middle of a row. They cast on a few stitches, and for example do the knit cast on ...done.

So there I am, did my cast on stitches and my working yarn is now on my left needle. Now what do I do?


Rose - Don't over think it. It's simpler than it sounds. To use the knitted cast on or the cable cast on in the middle of a row, you must first turn your work around so that the needle with the working yarn attached is in your left hand, then cast your new stitches on to what is now your left-hand needle, and then turn your work back around again. The needle with the newly cast on stitches is now back in your right hand and the working yarn is coming off the last stitch that you cast on on the right-hand needle, where it belongs. At this point you can continue knitting the row.
 
Nov 24, 2012 08:40:57   #
pattyj
 
That is amazing! I never would have thought of that! Thank you so much. What I have always done is the twisted loop cast-on. Here is a video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWUWiliXvPg

I like the idea of turning the work, though and casting on. That would create a more substantial stitch.
Nov 24, 2012 09:52:26   #
HandyFamily
 
Those two other types of cast-on create a more... dense, like a part of the thing, not loose, yet elastic rib. So they are, in my view, better for casting on extra stitches in the middle of the work, when the number of stitches needed is larger, not just 1-2.
Nov 24, 2012 10:19:05   #
Baker
 
I got it Tammy! I thank you sooo much.

Rose
Nov 24, 2012 10:31:30   #
Baker
 
To everyone that stepped up to help me- Many Thanks!
You are wonderful about helping and I am ever grateful to each and everyone of you.

Thanks to you, I can now begin to make various sizes of the gowns that are so needed for not only the little one, but the parents that need support.

Rose
Nov 24, 2012 10:41:34   #
Ronie (a regular here)
 
Baker wrote:
To everyone that stepped up to help me- Many Thanks!
You are wonderful about helping and I am ever grateful to each and everyone of you.

Thanks to you, I can now begin to make various sizes of the gowns that are so needed for not only the little one, but the parents that need support.

Rose


Isn't it nice that when you are struggling to understand something and its just not clicking these wonderful ladies/gents are so helpful .. I have to rethink the casting on in the middle of my project everytime... you have gotten lots of great information here that will bennifit all of us:)
 
Nov 24, 2012 14:17:06   #
auntycarol
 
TammyK wrote:
Baker wrote:
I have watched numerous videos, and none of are doing the cast on stitches in the middle of a row. They cast on a few stitches, and for example do the knit cast on ...done.

So there I am, did my cast on stitches and my working yarn is now on my left needle. Now what do I do?


Rose - Don't over think it. It's simpler than it sounds. To use the knitted cast on or the cable cast on in the middle of a row, you must first turn your work around so that the needle with the working yarn attached is in your left hand, then cast your new stitches on to what is now your left-hand needle, and then turn your work back around again. The needle with the newly cast on stitches is now back in your right hand and the working yarn is coming off the last stitch that you cast on on the right-hand needle, where it belongs. At this point you can continue knitting the row.
quote=Baker I have watched numerous videos, and n... (show quote)


Brilliant! why haven't I heard of that before it makes life so much easier than the twisting way I've done it! lol
Nov 24, 2012 15:34:09   #
TammyK (a regular here)
 
Baker wrote:
I got it Tammy! I thank you sooo much.

Rose


You're welcome. :D
 
          
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