Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The cast on of a million stitches....

I came across this wonderful, easy provisional cast-on on Wendy Bernard's blog, Knit and Tonic. I'm not going to reinvent the wheel by describing it again here, go read the pdf, it'll take you 2 minutes.

It's also a great way to add a contrast colour edge to any garment or accessory - just don't unzip the cast-on edge. I also love it for casting on lots of stitches, for instance, for a cowl or infinity scarf - no running out of the tail-end of the yarn. Again, just don't unzip the cast-on.
Use either, two different balls of yarn to cast on, or, both ends of the same ball, cutting the 'tail' end once enough stitches have been cast on.

It does leave you with 2 extra yarn tails to weave in. But for me, I'd rather that than rip out 160 cast on stitches and do them all again.

Disco :0)


Jocelyn said...

I love you so much!

qwiltnknitnut said...

This is brilliant! thanks so much~

Batty said...

Two balls of yarn... duh! Why didn't I think of that? Thanks so much!