Friday, July 28, 2006
Help with Kimono
I started to knit up the baby kimono and began casting on for the sleeves and I got so frustrated I frogged them and turned it into a bib. I'm a relatively new knitter, so maybe I'm doing something wrong. I know how to do the stitch, but they are so wonky and loose that it just looks awful! Do I have to use the backward loop method or is there another stitch that is more stable that I can use? If I have to use that method, what can I do to make it look better?
Thanks in advance for your help! I'll post pics of my items soon.
But the edge is going to end up hidden in a seam. So I wouldn't worry about it. (I'm not on mine.)
If it is really bothering you, though, you could try using a "knitted cast on" and see if you like that better.
But yes, this backwards loop cast on is loose and feels too flimsy until you get a few rows there and it will be better.