KP La Mer stole - question

Hi all,

I’m working on the La Mer stole from KP and I’m lost (and I haven’t even started yet :doh:). The directions read in part:

[I]Holding a second strand of yarn over the thumb and using Twisted German Cast on, cast on… [/I]

They then tell you to repeat the charted pattern a certain number of times before you bind off:

[I]Holding a second strand of yarn, bind off using Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off[/I]

What’s got me perplexed is the “holding a second strand of yarn” bit. Does this mean that you hold two strands together throughout the pattern (I’m used to seeing this as just “with two strands held together”) or just for the CO & BO rows?

If anyone has any experience with this pattern or with this phrasing and can help me out, I’d greatly appreciate it :slight_smile:


It’s holding 2 strands together just for the CO and BO, it makes them sturdier with thin yarns.

Thanks so much suzeeq!!!

Hello, I have been looking at this pattern for a week trying to understand this same instruction. Sorry if this is a silly question but I still don’t understand.

Where does the second strand come from and where does it go??

Thank you. I look forward to learning from you all.

Just take it from the other end of your skein, work the CO and start on the first row with the working yarn, then cut the extra one leaving several inches to weave in later. When you BO, leave a long tail and work the first couple sts with both strands, then you can weave that end in later.

Ok. Thank you. I will use an strand from another skein as I just now rolled center pull ball. Learn something new every day!

Sure, if you have a center pull you can use a strand from the middle and from the outside too.