Cast on

I'm new to Interweave Knits, and new to blogging. Every day, I'm doing something for the first time and it can be daunting trying to figure out how to get started and what to do next. As I thought about this blog, what to write, how to get started, a very simple concept from knitting guided me, "Just cast on."  New projects can be intimidating, but the garment grows one stitch at a time. As each stitch is laid down, the next stitch becomes more apparent. For most projects, my favorite cast-on is the long-tail cast-on. I can get this on the needles with barely a second thought, it's automatic, but it took some time in the beginning for it to become so. In this instance, I am drawn to the cast-on for the Charvet Pullover in the Winter 2010 issue of Interweave Knits. Cast on one stitch and then begin to knit, gradually increasing on successive rows. This is the approach I am taking to my new job. I'm still laying down the first couple rows, but my project, my work life, is beginning to take shape. 

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3 thoughts on “Cast on

  1. Well said!

    Knitting is one of those crafts where you really can figure it out as you go along, in part because the parts of a knitting project break down into small manageable pieces. Over 20 years in project management has taught me the same lesson–if the project seems overwhelming, you’re looking at too big a chunk. Break it down to the piece, the row, the stitch if you have to–it doesn’t matter how large the project is, you can only knit one stitch at a time.