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I'm working on this little dress...<br><br><a href="http://www.magknits.com/Jan06/patterns/blossom.htm" target="_blank">www.magknits.com/Jan06/patterns/blossom.htm</a><br><br>
I need to cast on 3 stitches at the beginning of a purl row. Can anyone tell me how to do this? I tried just looping the yard around the needle 3 times before I continued with the first stitch, but when i got back around to knit these stitches, it just ended up being a big loop of yarn. Does that make sense?<br><br>
Any help would be greatly appreciated!<br><br>
Thanks!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm working on this little dress...<br><br><a href="http://www.magknits.com/Jan06/patterns/blossom.htm" target="_blank">www.magknits.com/Jan06/patterns/blossom.htm</a><br><br>
I need to cast on 3 stitches at the beginning of a purl row. Can anyone tell me how to do this? I tried just looping the yard around the needle 3 times before I continued with the first stitch, but when i got back around to knit these stitches, it just ended up being a big loop of yarn. Does that make sense?<br><br>
Any help would be greatly appreciated!<br><br>
Thanks!</div>
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Did you try using a cable cast-on, then purling those stitches?
 

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you could do a purled cast on, like a knitted cast on, but, well, purled?<br><br>
Lily Chin was on KNitty Gritty once and she mentioned doing that as a way to make a completely identical cast on for ribbing (knit on the knit sts, and purl on the purl sts).<br><br>
~amey
 

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I think the OP is looking for a more rudimentary explanation. The first time I had to cast on stitches at the beginning or the end of a row I was completely stymied. I eventually figured it out, but I don't know how to explain it.<br><br>
Basically you want to hold the yarn parallel to the yarn and then put some in your hand. Use the needle to grab the bit pointed towards your and grab it with the point of the needle. Then flick your wrist and create a knot.<br><br><br>
I'm sure that explanation was absolutely worthless. I just don't know how to explain it.
 

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I just did this pattern and I used a <a href="http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/index.php" target="_blank">Single Cast-On</a> it worked and I had no problems. Someone also suggested a cable cast on (video can be seen using that same link, which ever works easier for you.
 

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<a href="http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/index.php" target="_blank">http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/bas...ques/index.php</a>
 

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Thank you all!!! Yes, I did need a rudimentary explanation. I've been knitting for a while so I was a little embarrased that this had me stumped! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
spendid - how did your dress turn out?
 

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I like the way it turned out, but I'm not in love with it as I was when I first started. Everyone I have showed it to likes it, so I may gift a friend.
 
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