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Old 09-28-2006, 02:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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im knitting a cast cover for a friend of mine who will be in Canada in a week or so and needs something to prevent her cast from gettting wet.
here are the measurements that ive gotten from her:

Start of cast (near the toes) to back of heel 8 3/4"
Tip of big toe to start of cast 2 3/4"
Around the largest/thickest part of the cast which happens to be near the toes (around the ball of the foot) 13.5"

i want to do this with a circular needle. can i do it on a size 7 or 9 circular, 16 inch?

im thinking of starting at the top of her foot (nearest the heel) and then going to the toes. im thinking of casting off at the toes like you do a hat (the last hat i did had 40 stitches left on it and then i just put the yarn through the stitches and closed it. easy peasy.

my friend is sending hemp/wool yarn if that is any help.

i am doing the cover from the top of her foot to the toes and then knitting a 2 inch strap that will attach to the cover, go behind her heel and button on the other side, if that makes any sense at all.

can anyone give me any pointers? ill try to find a pix of what im trying to knit and post it in a few minutes.

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Old 09-28-2006, 02:27 PM - Thread Starter
 
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here is how she wants it to look:

http://www.rehabkids.com/product/SP-B5503-40.htm
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Okay, a few thoughts I've had:

1. If you make the toe like the top of a hat, it might not be AS closed as say, a kitchener graft at the toe (like on some sock patterns) or casting on at the toes and working up (like some sock patterns) b/c you;ll have that little hole at the top where the live stitches were just pulled tight.

2. I'm not all that familiar w/ hemp/wool yarn, so I may be off base, but I would think that the hemp would make it absorb instead of totally repel I think i would go w/ a 100% animal fiber yarn (like wool/ alpaca/ mohair blends) and lanolize it like you would a soaker

3. I think you should maybe use a sock pattern and adjust for gauge?? Then knit to where you want to stop and then add the strap like you were going to. Make sense?? Let me see, there is a website for a general sock that uses gauge for sizing,
Here it is: Universal sock pattern

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have you seen this pattern

or http://www.fibergypsy.com/pmkn/toecover.html

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thank you both!
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this is totally not on topic, but one of the women i work with has a daughter who is an artist, and she is doing an installation this weekend of torpedos that she knit covers for

it seems like that would be the same principal, no? sort of of a sleeve for a cylinder. i can ask her if she has any advice for you if you want.
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thanks!

torpedos??????
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LionBrand has a cast cover here: http://cache.lionbrand.com/content-k...ternIndex.html - scroll down to the bottom with the "teen" patterns. You have to register to see the freebies, tho.

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thanks!

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she's a fiber artist. i have her blog bookmarked at work. i'll link y'all monday. she also did a cozy for her car!
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