Sunday, June 12, 2005

Flower Basket Shawl Cast On Tutorial

This particular cast on method is one of the many which I've spent many hours trying and google all over the internet for solutions. I believe that pictures speaks a thousand words. So I hope this tutorial will help those who are baffled by the special cast on method or the worded instructions did not help at all.
Full pattern instructions can be found in Interweave Knits Fall 2004.


I'm using gray as my waste yarn and purple as the main color. Using a crochet hook, ch 4. i guess no one has problems with this part.


On the underside of the crochet chain, there's 4 bumps. pick up 2 stitches as indicated.


Knit 6 rows based on the 2 picked up stitches. Knit 1 more row


This is the part which I have the most difficulties trying to understand. pick up and knit garter ridge 1, then 2 and 3. Now you should have 5 stitches on your right hand needle


Unzip the waste yarn to expose 2 loops, place them one the left needle and knit them.


And finally you have a total of 7 stitches


Post your comments HERE

29 Loops:

Marie said...

Great post! So useful! Thank you!

Bonne Marie said...

Thanks so much for your tutorial, Lois! This is a funky little technique that I'm sure stumped many of us who can now go happy into the sunset! :)

vatergrrl said...

Many, many thanks for your tutorial, Lois! You've made a newbie knitter very happy and relieved.

genny said...

thank yoU! THat's is so wonderful!

Virginia said...

I love you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your tutorial! Without you, I was lost!

Wee Quantum Furball said...

Thanks so much for this. I was getting wicked confused with the Kiri instructions, and this helped immeasurably, believe it or not. Slightly different, but only in number of stitches. Concept was exactly the same. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

bluey said...

Thanks lois. It is an extremely useful post. It helps to solve the mystery in my mind. ;)

Carol in NJ said...

THANK YOU so much for this! I was having such a hard to figuring out how to do this cast-on.

Anonymous said...

Here I sat. Gorgeous yarn, wonderful neeedles, pattern in front of me and totally lost almost before I started. Thank you for graciously bringing light to the dark. Bless you.

The Purloined Letter said...

Excellent! Thanks!

Lilli said...

Thank you so much for helping also me! I am not very good in english and now also I can begin the Swallowtail Shawl - with your help.

Margaret said...

Hi Lois,

I would like to borrow your photos to write about this method of casting on in Chinese.

Do I have your permission to do so?

Thank you.

Lois said...

hi Margaret

do go ahead n use them. but do place a link for credit to my site.

Margaret said...

Hi Lois,

Thank you for agreeing to this. I will certainly link it back to your site.

Again, appreciate it very much.

margaret said...

Hi Lois,

Thank you for agreeing to letting me borrow your photos.

Will definitely link back to your site.

Truly appreciate your generoisity.

Margaret

Jscothammerquist said...

Thanks ever so much for posting this tutorial. I knew some wonderful soul would and it turned out to be you.
Now if I could only find some one to wind up 1700 yards of laceweight merino

blÄggdama said...

Thanks for this usuful instruction :D

Sarah said...

I COULD not visualize this at all, so thank you thank you thank you!

Stiks said...

great help... many thanks.

kellynella said...

Thanks for your clear pictures - it sure made a difference being able to "see" what the pattern was saying

melcauble said...

Thanks! This was a big help!

Jill said...

Thanks for the tutorial!!!!!

knitnchik said...

I hope you can help me. I am starting this pattern and even though your tutorial is helpful, I don't see how they get from the first stitches to the full width of the top of the shawl. They don't talk about increasing anywhere. Can you help me?

Lois said...

hi knitnchik
the increases are done within the charts. each row of the charts has 4 increases if i remember correctly.

knitnchik said...

Thank you. It's working now.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much!! I found it for 3 days....

Amy in Austin said...

You are a sanity-saving genius! This is exactly what I needed when I needed it. I'm so grateful.

lau said...

"account innactive" ???
no photos any more...

thanks anyway !

 
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