Friday, June 6, 2008

Learn something new every day.

For example, I just found out that the cast on that I use for damn near everything, the only cast on that I was taught growing up, that Laura had commented "looked kinda lacy"...Yeah, there's a reason for that. It's apparently a specific lace cast on.

Eunny has this to say about it:

Lace Cast On

This is a peculiar cast on, not overly popular or well-known, but very useful. It forms a loopy, open edge, sturdier than a backwards loop, but far more elastic than the long-tail. Worked loosely, this cast on is suitable for any lace project that requires a real beginning row.

The movements are basically that of a cable cast on, except the new stitches are drawn through the last stitch, rather than between the last two stitches.

Well, not well-known or popular unless that's the only one you knew for years. *shifty eyes* On the upside, I'm a learning a lot of other cast ons these days, but I found it somewhat hilarious that when I was casting on some lace, it specified using this cast on and I had to look up to see what it was. *rolls her eyes*

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