Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Maine Cast On (A Twisted Long Tail Cast On)

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The Maine Cast On is the Thumb (Long Tail) Version of the Twisted Cast On.

The method to create this twist is totally different than the method used with the sling shot version of the long tail, but the end result is identical.

This is a truism of knitting—there are frequently many ways to achieve the same result—It doesn’t matter HOW you knit, there is a way to get the desired result.
If you use the Thumb version of the Long Tail, and have been missing out on the twisted version of the long tail--you now have a way to resolve that!

Long Tail thumb Cast on

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There are several different ways to create a Long Tail Cast On--In the US, the most common method is sometimes called the Sling Shot method, but in UK the Thumb Method is more common. The Thumb Style of the long cast on often a more comfortable method for knitters who knit holding the yarn in their right hand.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Varitions of the Simple Cast On

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Simple cast ons come in various "flavors" --you can have forward loops, backwards loops, or combinations of forward and backward, (even twisted loops)

Sometimes, a single simple cast stitch can be used as Make 1--and then, its nice to know that you can change the orientaion of the loops.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Dissapearing Loop Eyelet Cast On

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This cast on, (any eyelet cast on) is a bit persnickity.. but with a little practice, not all that hard.

(I manage to do it almost sight unseen because the camera gets in the way of my view!--and while I have a few problems--it is still not that hard to do. And my problems are the sort you are likely to have--and you get to see how I deal with them, and resolve them.)

Eyelet cast ons--this one and Emily Ocker are beautiful ways to start an knit in the round project.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Channel Islands Cast On

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The Channel Island Cast On, is as it's name suggests, is from the Channel Island.

It is a strong, attractive, stretchy cast on, one classically used with gurnsey type sweater, but it is also excellent for socks or use as a cast on for top down sweaters

It is not particularly hard, but it does have some details that are important.

Traditionally, the cast on is followed by a few rows of garter stitch, but it is not unattractive when followed immediately by 1 X 1 ribbing.

Latvian Braid, Part 2

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Link back to part 1 of Latvian Braid.

Latvian Braid, Part 1

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Braided Cast On

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The Braided Cast On is a variation of the Long Tail Cast On.

It can be worked with 2 yarns (both the same color) or with a number of yarns, in different colors. --5 colors/yarns is about the limit, after that, the yarns that create the braids become too long, and become likely to catch on things and snag.

This cast on demonstrates working with 3 strands/colors.

This Cast On looks lovely when paired with Latvian Braids (part 1, part 2)

Crocheted Cast On

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There are many, many ways of working a Crocheted Cast On--this is the way that works best for me!--It is especially suited for knitters who are not also crocheters.

One advantage of the crochet cast on, is the neat chain stitch edge it creates. This edge perfectly matches a standard (and several other) Cast (bind) Off edges.

The crochet cast on can be a primary cast on, or it can be worked in waste yarn and be a provisional Cast On.

Knotted (aka Russian) Cast On

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This Cast On is part of the Single Yarn cast ons.

It is not the easiest cast on to learn, but it is an excellent, attractive, stretchy cast on suitable for ribbing-- (the Russian woman who taught it to me said "It is THE cast on to use for ribbing")




Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Index to Videos

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Note: As Videos are created, links are added.

Cast Ons

Single Yarn Cast Ons

Simple Cast On
Simple Cast On Variations
Knit Cast On
Knit Cast On Variation
Cable Cast On
Cable Cast On Variation
Knotted (aka Russian) Cast on--(previously published)
Crocheted Cast On--(previously published)


Long Tail and other 2 Yarn Cast On’s

Basic Long Tail Cast ON
English (aka Thumb) Style Long Tail Cast On
Twisted (aka German, Norwegian) Cast On
Maine Cast On (aka Twisted Cast on, done English/thumb style)
Open Loop Cast on
Open and Closed Loop Cast On (aka Latvian Cast On)
Forward and Reverse Cast On (aka Ribbed Cast On)
Right Hand Long Tail
2 Ball of Yarn Long Tail
Braided Long Tail (see also: Techniques; Interesing-Latvian Braid)
Channel Island Cast On

Eyelet Cast Ons

Disappearing Loop Cast On
Emily Ocker Cast On
I-cord Cast On

Tubular And Invisible Cast ons

Tubular 1 (aka Italian)
Tubular 2 (aka YO style)
Tubular 3 (3 needle style)
Tubular 4 (using Judy’s Magic Cast On)
Tubular 5 (using Provisional cast on)
Judy’s Magic Cast On
Figure 8 Cast On
Eastern or Turkish Cast on

Provisional Cast Ons

Elizabeth Zimmerman’s provisional Cast On
Crochet Cast On used as a provisional Cast On
Simple Cast on used as a provisional cast on


Other Cast Ons

Picot Cast On

Cast Offs

Basic Cast Off
Hanging Cast Off
Russian Cast Off
Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Sewn Cast off
Jeny’s Incredible Stretchy Cast Off
Picot Cast Off
Tunisian cast Off

Techniques
Basic
European Knitting
Eastern Knitting
Combo Knitting—(see also Other Videos)
Right leaning decrease
Left leaning Decrease
Make 1’s

Interesting

Latvian Braid (part 1)
Latvian Braid (part 2)
Vakkel Braid (aka Continuous Cross Stitch)
Cabling with out a Cable needle

Double Knitting Techniques

Double Knitting 1-simple
Double Knitting 2-Jacquard
Twinned Knitting

Brioche Stitch 1-Classic
Brioche Stitch 2-Slip/YO method

Knitting in the Round Basics.

Casting On (1-DPN’s, 2-Circulars)
Joining/closing into Round 1
1-simple, 2- K2tog style, 3-Cross stitch, 4-double tail yarn
Using DPN’s
Using 2 Circs
Using Magic Loop (and modified magic loop)
Changing from Circs to DPN’s (and from DPN’s to Circs)




Other Videos
Videos by other Knitter that you might find interesting
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Cat Borhdi Demonstrates Judy’s Magic Cast On
Cat Borhdi Demonstrates Jeny's Surprizingly Stretchy Bind Off
Nancy Bush Demonstrated the Latvian Cast On
Lucy Neatby Demonstrates the Latvian Braid.
Jeny demonstrates her version of the Knotted Cast On (aka Jeny's surprizingly stretchy Cast on)
Anne Modiset Demonstrates Combo Knitting
------------------ Demonstrates European Knitting
Eastern (aka Portuguese) Knitting (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5)


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