Friday, July 01, 2016

Al has A Question for All Y'all

So Al's cute tube cowl is almost finished.
She is wondering how YOU would put the two tube ends together.  She did not , obviously , start with a provisional cast on.

I suggested she could 
A) turn it inside out and do a three needle bind off for as long as she could before turning it rightside out again.
B) Crochet a gray edge so she had  links and then kitchener the two together.
C) or should she cast off the live side too first? 

OH dear, I need more coffee.  

Help!  
Great minds!
Help! 



15 comments:

Dee said...

Could she pick up stitches on the cast on side (equal to the number on the "bind off" side) and then kitchener them together?

The colors are lovely.

Good luck, Al. I'm betting you get some good ideas, even if mine might not be one of them.

Have a very happy 4th Kathy and family!

Delighted Hands said...

Kitchener the live stitches to the cast on ones...she will have to change the technique for going into the cast on edge; you go between stitches instead-good practice! It sure looks pretty!

AsKatKnits said...

I think binding off and then mattress stitching them together might be easiest. Here is a YouTube that will help her! https://youtu.be/1mqDnU4laSU

Vera said...

No ideas here, but it sure is pretty!! Have a wonderful, long, relaxing 4th of July weekend!

Katherine said...

I would opt for A because it is the easiest and I get myself all in a dither over Kichener. I confess, I'm an easy way out girl.

Mo said...

I would use the Kitchener stitch to make it look as seamless as I could.

Mo said...

I would use the Kitchener stitch to make it look as seamless as I could.

Amy Bingham said...

I would pick up stiches along the cast on edge, cut the cast on and pull it back to the first row of knitting and then do a three needle bind off. If that is too complicated for her or more work than she wants to do-go with binding off and mattress stitching.

Araignee said...

I have wrestled with this problem myself. I'm dying to know what she does and how it turns out.

KSD said...

I was going to suggest the three-needle route; it's what came to mind first.

Tired Teacher said...

I agree with Dee - pick up stitches and then use the Kitchener. I don't think she will be happy with a three-needle bind off and the ridge it creates.

Judy S. said...

Sounds like you got a lot of good ideas, and I am anxious to hear which one she chose. It looks very pretty at any rate.

Teresa Kasner said...

I would use a yarn needle and sew the ends together in a way that joins them like knitting.. sounds easiest. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Betsy said...

Crochet the edge and Kitchener would be my vote! I think that would be a nice pretty join. The 3 needle bind off would work too though.
Blessings,
Betsy

Mereknits said...

everyone is so technical! I am a plain sew the darn thing together and go with it type of gal, no one is going to notice when the whole thing is on.
Hugs and good luck to Al,
Meredith

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