Knitting and Crochet Forum banner
  • Wondering how to use different site features? Please visit our FAQ. Still have questions? Post to our Community Help section for a speedy response.
1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
139 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Ok...so I've watched 6 youtube videos of how to cast on rib method. I'm more confused now! My pattern is a chemo sleep cap in K2, P2 pattern.

Can I get away with a simple cast on method? Thanks.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,116 Posts
(((((( My references say to use the:

Cable cast on

.....for stretchiness on bands of items like gloves, socks, caps, etc.

That's the one I've go with.

Donna Rae
~~~~~
y
Peachie6560 said:
Ok...so I've watched 6 youtube videos of how to cast on rib method. I'm more confused now! My pattern is a chemo sleep cap in K2, P2 pattern.

Can I get away with a simple cast on method? Thanks.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,868 Posts
I agree - do what works the best for you. There are no knitting police. If you can't figure it out, put it aside and wait until someone that likes it can show you.
But it is good to try new things- some you'll like and some not. I used to always do the long tail cast on;-since I learned the cable cast on I almost always use it, because it's like crocheting in that you don't have to figure out how much yarn to start with. Can't begin to guess at how many cast-ons I've ripped out because I ran out out of yarn before making enough stitches - or had too long a tail left on a skein I thought I might be short on. LOL
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
813 Posts
Whenever I cast on and knit a rib pattern, I cast on to two needles, then pull out one needle when cast on has been completed. This provides the necessary stretch for ribbing. If I cast on with only one needle, the cast on will not stretch as much as it should. Give it a try.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
760 Posts
For ribbing I use a larger needle for casting. I agree with martyr, I've also ripped out my cast ons because I misjudged the length of yarn needed for the stitches. And right now, I found that my tail is too long after I finished casting on for booties. But you need to cast on any way that is best for you. I find I learn new ways to knit almost daily and this forum has taught me so much even after years of knitting.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
139 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Thank you for your replies. I appreciate it. I had to pull out my almost done hat. Yes, I didn't use a lifeline. Now I'm very sorry. But I now get to try the 2 needle method. Happy knitting.

Oh, one more question. I have a learning-to-knit book which has a dishcloth pattern which reads cast on 1 st. Row 1 reads k1 yfwd k1...3 sts. How do I made 3 sts out of 1. It's beyond me.

I sure wish I knew what I was doing! Peg
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,064 Posts
Peachie6560 said:
Ok...so I've watched 6 youtube videos of how to cast on rib method. I'm more confused now! My pattern is a chemo sleep cap in K2, P2 pattern.

Can I get away with a simple cast on method? Thanks.
please don't feel like you have to follow a pattern slavishly...all cast ons, cast offs (bind offs), increases and decreases can be done in the style you like the best...it's YOUR project, and you have selected for style and size...how you do the details are up to you. As you work more and more, you will discover the way you want things to lay or appear when finished.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
When you are doing the knit stitch, the yarn is behind the needles. Knit one stitch, then bring the yarn forward (up and over the right needle, then back to the back). Then knit the next stitch. The yarn that you brought forward is now laying on the needle between the two stitches, making a third stitch to work in the next row.
This is also called a "yarnover" at times.
You will have a hole in the work under the 'yarn forward', and that is part of the design.
After you work a few rows you will see how the pattern is developing.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,064 Posts
Peachie6560 said:
Thank you for your replies. I appreciate it. I had to pull out my almost done hat. Yes, I didn't use a lifeline. Now I'm very sorry. But I now get to try the 2 needle method. Happy knitting.

Oh, one more question. I have a learning-to-knit book which has a dishcloth pattern which reads cast on 1 st. Row 1 reads k1 yfwd k1...3 sts. How do I made 3 sts out of 1. It's beyond me.

I sure wish I knew what I was doing! Peg
this is another way of saying k1, yo, k1 (3 sts).....british instructions are a bit different....they tell you to bring your yfwd and then knit with it on the next st....that forces you to take the yo....
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
12,965 Posts
Peachie6560 said:
Thank you for your replies. I appreciate it. I had to pull out my almost done hat. Yes, I didn't use a lifeline. Now I'm very sorry. But I now get to try the 2 needle method. Happy knitting.

Oh, one more question. I have a learning-to-knit book which has a dishcloth pattern which reads cast on 1 st. Row 1 reads k1 yfwd k1...3 sts. How do I made 3 sts out of 1. It's beyond me.

I sure wish I knew what I was doing! Peg
You are correct that if you are starting with only one stitch on the left-hand needle then you cannot k1, yfwd, k1 because that would require 2 stitches on the left-hand needle. I wonder if they asking you to k1, yfwd , k1 in one stitch - a double-increase? That would be a way to make three stitches out of one. Here is a video of k1, yo, k1 in one stitch:
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top Bottom