All of my supplies are finally here and I want to get started on my project but the pattern for the District 12 Wrap is a little vague and I am not sure what to do for the cowl. I have never worked with double strands so I want to make sure I am doing it right.
This is what the pattern says:
[I]Cowl is worked in the rnd with 2 strands of yarn held tog. Only 2 balls of yarn are required if making Cowl only.
With larger needle and 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 42 sts. Place marker for beg of rnd and join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.[/I]
My questions are:
- How do I cast on? Can I use a normal long-tail method and just hold two strands, or is there a specific technique? (If I know the name I can find a how-to video on Youtube).
- Should I be using two different balls, or should I wind a center-pull ball and use both ends?
- Any advice, tips or tricks you discovered the last time you did this?