I’m knitting a top down raglan and the instructions, as well as people on forums say that you “can try on a top down raglan at any point…” Maybe this is intuitive to most people, but I think I’m missing something. I have to transfer my knitting to waste yarn to do this, and I have a (probably irrational) fear of moving all these stitches to waste yarn because I don’t know how I’d put them back on the needles.
I’ve already divided for the sleeves and have them on waste yarn (I figured that by the time I needed them again all the experts on KH would have told me how to get them back on) But now I’m at the part where I need to do my first try on.
I’m knitting in the round, so, in order to put the stitches on the waste yarn I’d thread a tapestry needle and move the stitches onto the waste yarn in the same direction I would have been knitting, right? Slip them off the left needle instead of knitting?
Then I end up with a circle of stitches on waste yarn. I try it on. Then…please explain to me how to put the stitches back on the needles. Which direction? Do I use a tapestry needle? Yarn doesn’t slide very easily on other yarn, so how will I slide the stitches off? I feel kind of foolish not knowing because I can’t even find any videos that show it, like everyone should know…