I’ve only been knitting for a few weeks (but I’m catching on pretty quickly) and am teaching myself with the aid of some online videos, so I’ve come to you guys with a couple questions I can’t seem to clear up by myself.
Both of these regard casting on, but are pretty different…
First, when I do a long-tail cast-on, I end up with a loop at the beginning end that I’m not seeing happening in the videos I’ve watched. Am I doing something wrong? From what I can tell, I’m doing everything as the written instructions/video instructions say.
Second, I’m working on a project that involves casting on a bunch of stitches in the middle of the work. When I do this, I get kind of a similar problem–a stretch of yarn that just dangles in the middle of the work, a big loop about 3 inches in circumference (after casting on 24 stitches). I figure I can cut through the loop and tight it, but I’m worried about it being unsightly. Again, am I doing something wrong, or is this normal?