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Drape tail of yarn over left thumb and working yarn ball end over left index finger. Use your other fingers to catch yarn lengths in left palm.
Insert needle upward through loop on thumb. With needle, catch the working yarn that's on your index finger, and pull it through the loop on your thumb. Remove thumb from loop. Keeping yarn ends secured in palm, reposition thumb, and tighten new stitch on right-hand needle.
Repeat these steps until you've cast on the required number of stitches. Hold the needle with cast-on stitches in your left hand. Wrap the working yarn around your left index finger, and hold it in back of the left-hand needle.
Insert point of right-hand needle from front to back into the first cast-on stitch on the left-hand needle, opening up a stitch. Slip cast-on stitch off left-hand needle while holding middle finger against second cast-on stitch to ensure it does not also slip off.
The stitch on the right-hand needle is the newly formed knit stitch. Continue knitting across the cast-on row. When you have emptied the last stitch from the left-hand needle completing a row , exchange needles, returning the needle with stitching to your left hand.
The purl stitch differs from the knit stitch in two fundamental ways: The working yarn is held in the front of the project instead of the back, and the needle is inserted from the back to the front instead of from front to back. Wrap the working yarn ball end around your left index finger, and hold it in front of the work.
Insert point of right-hand needle, from back to front, into the first cast-on stitch on the left-hand needle, opening up a stitch. Push working yarn from front to back through cast-on stitch. The stitch on right-hand needle is the newly formed purl stitch. As a purl stitch faces you, it looks like a grain of rice; its reverse side looks like a V. If your pattern calls for a cabled stitch, which looks like a braided, ropelike cable, don't worry: It's much easier to stitch than it appears.
Basically, you knit as usual but hold a few stitches in reserve on a cable needle until you need them. If you drop a stitch while knitting, don't panic; it's simple to retrieve it with a crochet hook. With the knit side facing you, insert crochet hook, front to back, into loop of dropped stitch. Earn a bonus star if your project uses fingering weight or lighter yarn.
Each knit-a-long officially begins on the first of the quarter it belongs to. Pick your yarn, maybe even get ambitious and do a swatch while earning your Swatchbuckler badge! When your project is done, head to your Yarnathon dashboard to submit your project and get your yardage and stars.
Our goal is to have as many of you as possible finish your projects within the timeframe of the knit-a-long truly knitting "along" , but we'll accept submissions for all knit-a-longs all the way up through December 25th to allow maximum participation.
All KALs have three size options to allow everyone to play. You'll earn more yardage and stars the larger your project is: Requirements for ALL knit-a-longs: All yarn should come from Eat.
Knit except for minor embellishments All projects should start on or after the start date for the knit-a-long and be completed and submitted by December 25th, All projects should use the patterns or themes specified by the individual knit-a-long requirements All projects completed within the knit-a-long calendar timeframe will be eligible for the Ravelry prize drawings for that knit-a-long.
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How it Works Each knit-a-long officially begins on the first of the quarter it belongs to. Products Yarn Needles Notions Patterns.
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