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

Welcome to the Golden Apples Video Showcase

This blog is a secondary blog, designed to make finding and veiwing my knitting videos easier than ever.
This page contains the newest video (posted).
(Some of the videos have been previously published on the Golden Apple blog)
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There is a link on the Index back to this page, and back to the Golden Apples blog.

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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.

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