Friday, July 15, 2005

crochet invisible hem?

Hi Guys,

I'm new to the KAL. I'm having difficulty with the invisible cast-on. I got help from my local yarn store and the experts suggested using a crochet invisible cast on where you crochet a chain and pick up the stitches. They said it was more stable. I'm wondering if anyone else would recommend this? I'm worried that after knitting the sweater, all my hard work won't pay off and I'll have a terrible edge!

Hee Ko


  • Hi Hee Ko,
    There is one provisional cast-on that is super easy: it's the crochet cast-on, where you crochet stitches directly onto your knitting needle. Here is a site with some pictures (scroll way down, there is a picture): http://www.knitnet.com/common/support/caston.htm
    One advantage of this provisional cast-on is that you don't have to pick up stitches in the bumps of a crochet chain. The stitches are already on your needle! And it is very easy to "free" your stitches when you want to work them.
    Also, Marnie MacLean has a tutorial with pictures on how to make what she calls a "no sew hem" on a hat. I believe it is the same technique that Kate is describing (although Marnie added a row of *yo-K2tog* to make a picot edge).
    Hope this helps!

    By Blogger Veronique, at 6:22 PM  

  • Hi Hee Ko,

    I struggled with the provisional cast on with the help of the videos on knittinghelp.com

    I've finished the body ... you have to pick up those "bumps" at the neckline.

    I've started the first sleeve using a normal cast on.

    ALL 3 different hems look the same. I would do whatever was easiest.

    By Blogger Marina, at 7:33 PM  

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