Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Tubular Cast-on

This is my first KAL. I love it. I have read through everyone's post and have taken some advice already. I used Dena's suggestion for the tubular cast-on. It is the first time I have tried it. I turned out great. I am going to use it for all my ribbed edges in the future. Also, Penny's post regarding her swatches was very useful. I am using Elann Esprit and swatched with size 9 needles (per Penny's experience) After washing my 4" square swatch was 21 stiched to 29 rows. I am knitting it up on the size 9 needles. I am knitting the size 40. I am between 36-40 so I hope my difference in guage is going to work in my favor. Everyone's work looks great. Thanks for all your posts they keep me motivated.


Dena said...

Glad you liked the tubular cast-on. It was my first time too!

Melanie said...

I did the the tubular cast on also, and it was also my first time! I LOVE IT!
I have always hated the way my cast on row looks when I have done ribbing, this has been an answer to my prayers! (yes I pray about my knitting..you would too if you were me =) )

Penny said...

I'm glad my posting about the Esprit yarn helped! I have started my sweater in the TLC Cotton Plus, and will do a second one in the Esprit.