what to do with tail on long tail cast on

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books59b wrote
on Feb 26, 2013 6:56 AM

Hi All;

I've just learned the long tail cast on. I've been knitting for years but only use the backward cast on (at least that's what I think it's called-I've taught myself how to knit so who knows-Huh?.

So what's the purpose of the long tail- what does one do with it after the cast on?

 

Thanks!

Barbara

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padmaK wrote
on Feb 26, 2013 1:27 PM

You weave it in later on. The long tail has a stretch to it. When knitting in rounds I also use it as a marker. this type of cast on helps the fabric look the same on both ends after you bind off loosely.

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salmonmac wrote
on Feb 27, 2013 6:00 AM

You can also use the tail to seam your knit garment if that's what you're making just as you could use the tail from the backward loop for seams.

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books59b wrote
on Feb 27, 2013 7:36 AM

thanks for the info all. I thought you were suppose to knit it in the first row after cast on but that really makes for a bunchy row.Yes

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