Scarf Style/Wrap Style Knit-Along

The inspirations for this knit-along are the Scarf Style and Wrap Style books (from Interweave Press); should you wish to share your creations from the book, this is a wonderful place to do it. Also welcome are helpful tips, corrections, ideas for variations, and suggestions for materials. This knit-along will last indefinitely, so join any time!

Friday, March 03, 2006

Beads of Earth?

Has anyone done Beads of Earth? I can't seem to get through the cast on! I have the beads strung. I cast on with long-tail method, but during cast-on, the tail end is stuck behind the beads.



  • At 11:05 AM, Blogger Lori said…

    Can you explain better what you mean about the tail end being stuck behind the beads? I don't really understand what you're describing. Everybody has their own way of doing this cast-on, so we need a little more information to help. Here are a few suggestions, though.

    If you work the cast-on with the tail around your thumb and the working yarn with the beads around your index finger, the tail should stay clear of the beads.

    Make sure you're working the cast-on entirely with unbeaded yarn, and don't pull a beaded strand through the loop on your thumb to form the cast-on stitches.

    Push the beads down the yarn out of the way as you cast on, then slide up the required number of beads into position between the cast-on stitches as the directions say.

  • At 4:12 PM, Blogger Suzanna said…

    Thank you so much for your comment. I was a little tired when I posted last night, so I apologize for not being clearer. I have the beads all strung on the working yarn. I cast on with the working yarn around my index finger, and the tail around my thumb. I cast on three stitches and then pushed 6 beads up to the needle. Then, if I continue the cast on, I end up with a piece of yarn that drapes alongside of the 6 beads. I should take a picture so it makes more sense. Obviously I'm doing it wrong.
    Here's a potentially really dumb question: Is the beaded yarn supposed to be on a separate skein than my "working" skein??

  • At 1:32 AM, Blogger Suzanna said…

    seems like single cast-on is the only way I can make this work.

  • At 11:00 AM, Blogger Lori said…

    The beads do go on the working yarn, not on a separate strand.

    If a single cast on (also called backward loop or e-wrap cast on) using the beaded working strand does the trick, go for it.

    You deserve to get past the pesky cast on and onto the fun knitting part so you can share your yummy scarf with all of us!


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