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betsygj


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Posted - 07/23/2003 :  07:23:55 AM  Show Profile Send betsygj a Private Message
Hi all,

I'm working on Sally Melville's Joel's Scarf. It's about halfway done and the cast on row is driving me batty. I didn't realize just how bad it was until I went along a bit. (I've since learned to cast on with a bigger needle, but too late for this project.)

What I'm wondering is... can I go back later, take out the slip not, carefully rip out the cast on row (and maybe one or two more rows) and re-knit/bind off that end to neaten it up? Any tips for doing this? The scarf is done completely in garter stitch.

I figure if all else fails, I'll add a fringe...

TIA!

- Betsy
Knitting projects: http://myria.com/betsystuff/knitting

lizzi
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Posted - 07/23/2003 :  3:07:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit lizzi's Homepage Send lizzi a Private Message
If you're up for such a tedious task, there's no reason why you can't do it. I've had fairly good luck doing the same, and it will work to your advantage that the scarf is garter stitch rather than some pattern--what you're suggesting is darn near impossible to do with lace.

Be careful about the edges, though. If you unravel and then knit downwards, everything will move over half a stitch and you'll be left with two half-stitches, one on each edge. As far as I know, there's no tried-and-true method of dealing with this jog; I just play it by ear and try to make it look neat.

Good luck!

Lizzi
http://amimono.blogspot.com

Amimono wa daisuki desu.

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lizzi
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Posted - 07/23/2003 :  3:07:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit lizzi's Homepage Send lizzi a Private Message
If you're up for such a tedious task, there's no reason why you can't do it. I've had fairly good luck doing the same, and it will work to your advantage that the scarf is garter stitch rather than some pattern--what you're suggesting is darn near impossible to do with lace.

Be careful about the edges, though. If you unravel and then knit downwards, everything will move over half a stitch and you'll be left with two half-stitches, one on each edge. As far as I know, there's no tried-and-true method of dealing with this jog; I just play it by ear and try to make it look neat.

Good luck!

Lizzi
http://amimono.blogspot.com

Amimono wa daisuki desu.

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knitnerd
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Posted - 07/24/2003 :  3:36:18 PM  Show Profile Send knitnerd a Private Message
Sally Melville only teaches three or four cast on methods. There are dozens. Some might work better for you. Get a few books from the library and experiment. I like the cast on that is picked up from the back of a crocheted chain,even if I have to go back and bind it off later.If you have trouble keeping track of the number of cast on stitches,place a marker every ten or twenty stitches or every pattern repeat.

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knitnerd
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Posted - 07/24/2003 :  3:36:18 PM  Show Profile Send knitnerd a Private Message
Sally Melville only teaches three or four cast on methods. There are dozens. Some might work better for you. Get a few books from the library and experiment. I like the cast on that is picked up from the back of a crocheted chain,even if I have to go back and bind it off later.If you have trouble keeping track of the number of cast on stitches,place a marker every ten or twenty stitches or every pattern repeat.

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