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corig
New Pal

USA
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Posted - 10/27/2012 :  12:43:57 PM  Show Profile Send corig a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I was is such a hurry to start an adorable baby hoodie, that I missed the instruction for casting on a provisional cast on! I'm over half way done with it -- do I pull it apart? Pick up the stitches from the right side, hood, left side then just pick up the bottom stitches? Help!

Cori

Janettoo
Warming Up

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Posted - 10/27/2012 :  7:56:53 PM  Show Profile Send Janettoo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You get to do whatever you want!

If you are using a relatively thin yarn, picking up stitches from your cast-on won't make an uncomfortable ridge. You could turn this into a "design feature" by doing your pick-up so that the cast-on line is on the outside. Overcast it with contrasting yarn! Go wild! If you are using a thicker yarn, you might want to unpick your cast-on.

Janet in TN
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jaymeKnits
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Posted - 10/28/2012 :  05:48:09 AM  Show Profile  Send jaymeKnits a Yahoo! Message Send jaymeKnits a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'd say pick up and leave the cast on for anything thinner than worsted. Worsted and thicker I'd try to unpick the cast on, I hope you aren't using a bulky mohair yarn ;)

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