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? about LTK Longies & a pic of my first project :) ....

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
I just finished a pair of LTK OverAll's

My First Project LTK Oh All's


now onto the ?'s ...........

Can i justknit the longies on circ needles?
and how do you figure out how much of a tail is needed for the long tail cast on method ???

Thanks to anyone who replies
post #2 of 9
very nice!
I haven't knit longies, so I can't really answer that- but I woudl imagine that you could knit them round until you get to the legs, and then split them off, or something.
Long Tail cast on- I have heard about 1 inch for each stitch, or twice the finished width of the piece, but it's definitely better to go longer than shorter if ya KWIM It's a guesstimate as far as I have figured out.
post #3 of 9
I think you need dpns for the legs, unless you know how to do that magic loop thing. Otherwise, the circs would be too long.

Can't help ya with the cast-on. I read two different tricks for it, had completely the wrong amount both times, lost the links, and now am back to hoping for the best :LOL.
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 


Crud ... i have the boye needlemaster set ugg guess i'll have to find a place to order some dpns then dang it.


Thanks again for the help

post #5 of 9
Long tail cast on - you can estimate the length of yarn you will need by wrapping however many stitches it says to cast on around your needle. So, if it says cast on 80 stitches, you would wrap the yarn around the needle 80 times, and when you pulled it off, that would be the length you'd use. I never do this. I usually just kind of guesstimate. You can always trim off the extra.

You could always go for the magic loop for the legs of the longies. YOu'll need a 40" circ.
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
I ended up just ordering some dnps from joanss fabric/craft store online
post #7 of 9
the magic loop is really easy. much easier than dpn's, imo. i love it!
post #8 of 9
my mil jusy made me longis using this pattern and she used circulars for the body and double pointed for the legs... they came out really well

I am just learning but would like to attempt this pattern soon...

Jen
post #9 of 9
I cant help you but your Oh'Alls are so cute
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