…with a correction for Becker’s cast on. :oo:
Her instructions and picture for [B][U]step 5 on Knitty[/U][/B] have you wrap the working yarn the wrong way around needle #2. It makes all the stitches on needle #2 twisted and you need to knit them through the back.
If you instead bring needle #1 over and past the thumb yarn, and pass needle #2 behind, under, and around the thumb yarn, then you get a regular YO around the number 2 needle. Two untwisted stitches cast on (one on each needle). Then just alternate needle #1 YO from finger with needle #2 YO from thumb.
- One: YO from finger, Two: yo from thumb, * repeat until you have pickup your last stitch on needle 2.
This magic cast on can be done with two DPN’s, two circulars, or on both ends of one long circular. With DPN’s you should make sure to cast on loosely so the first round is not too tight.[/COLOR]