I found this TECHknitting guide for a Long Tail CO and jogless Join in the round but I am confused by the last couple steps, because this technique is supposed to weave in the tail as you knit but I am not sure when to start that. I wish the website gave this a proper name, because I can’t find Youtube videos because I don’t know what to call this technique aside from 3in1 Long Tail Cast-On.
[B]Where I am having trouble is Step 4 of the article. [/B]I have the correct stitches, I pulled the second needle out, and I can slip the first Simple Loop stitch to the right needle and start knitting… But this is where I am unclear on what to do.
This technique specifically talks about weaving the tail in as you knit, that way you don’t have to weave it in later, and it makes for a more secure and invisible jog so I am not sure if I should knit with the tail for the first row, or only 3 stitches at the start of the second row.
My questions are:
- Do I knit the first row with my working yarn, or the tail end of my yarn (and then on the next row K2together with both working and tail yarn before going on with just working yarn).
- Should I count that row as the first in my pattern? (My pattern begins with a K row, so do I include the first row where I am knitting into the loose CO stitches?)
- If I did NOT knit the first row with the tail, does that mean I knit the row with the working yarn and at the start of the second round I should just pick up the tail yarn for the first three stitches of the second round?