Purple party time - a five year design anniversary
New Pattern: Hemingford lace sleeve sweater

Tip of the week: Wrangling long cast-ons

7) caston

A quick tip today.

Do the words "cast on 150 stitches" fill you with horror?

Once I get over a certain number of stitches I can lose count as easily as blinking. But there is a simple solution.

As you cast on, pop a stitchmarker or a loop of contrast yarn every 20, 30 or 50 stitches (whatever suits you). Then you only need to count the stitches from the last marker each time. You can take out the markers as you knit your first row. 

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