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Now that I have learned, I love making hats on circular needles. The only problem I have is making the edges a little smoother/tighter. I have tried casting on a little tighter, but the edges do not seem to come out as smooth as the pattern shows. Any suggestions? Thanks!
 

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Are you saying taht when you knit the tail into the first 5 sts you are knitting the tail and the working yarn together?
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I use the 'long tail' cast on. When I go to join the circle I knit the tail in for about 5 stitches. I have beautiful edges and don't change my tension.
 

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It's what I do. Then I just weave the tail in for an inch or so and never worry about tails unraveling. I do it when I join a new ball of yarn as well.

billb1946 said:
Are you saying taht when you knit the tail into the first 5 sts you are knitting the tail and the working yarn together?
chandler said:
I use the 'long tail' cast on. When I go to join the circle I knit the tail in for about 5 stitches. I have beautiful edges and don't change my tension.
 

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Thanks I'll try that.
Bulkarn said:
It's what I do. Then I just weave the tail in for an inch or so and never worry about tails unraveling. I do it when I join a new ball of yarn as well.

billb1946 said:
Are you saying taht when you knit the tail into the first 5 sts you are knitting the tail and the working yarn together?
chandler said:
I use the 'long tail' cast on. When I go to join the circle I knit the tail in for about 5 stitches. I have beautiful edges and don't change my tension.
 
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