Thursday, February 6, 2014

JOURNEY knit along || Turkish Cast-On Tutorial

Yesterday was the official start date for our JOURNEY knit along! I'm so excited to follow along and watch everyone's WIPs progress.

Today Shannon and I have technical posts for you all. Shannon has put together an incredibly useful buttonhole round up and I've made a video tutorial for the Turkish Cast-On method used in my CLIMB sock pattern. If you own the book or pattern you already know that the instructions include a detailed photo tutorial but sometimes, when learning a new technique, it's nice to have someone to follow along with...  

 


HAPPY KNITTING!

15 comments:

  1. Execellent tutorial. Very clear instructions and well filmed. You have pleasant voice, speak clearly and avoid the distractive chatter that some other tutorialists indulge in. Thanks.

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    1. Haha well thank you! I don't multitask very well and literally can't chatter on while I'm trying to do something else -- I'm glad my little quirk is seen as a positive :)

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  2. I'm so glad you posted this! I'm going to start knitting Climb as part of the KAL and have never done a turkish cast on.

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    1. Yay!! I really hope you find the tutorial helpful! And I hope you love the CLIMB pattern :)

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  3. what an awesome video, I've never tried turkish cast on before, but your tutorial makes it look really clear.

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    1. Julie it's so easy -- once you do it once you'll feel like you've just performed a bit of magic! And the results are seamless!

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  4. This was great! I will knit that for my Climb socks!

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  5. This is fantastic. I was going to have to google how to do this for Climb since it's next in queue to be cast on, so it was great to get such a clear tutorial from you! Thanks!

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  6. Thank you for doing this tutorial. Will you be doing one for adding the sleeves? I would love to see how you do that.

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    1. Sorry for my post, I just realized I should have asked Shannon. So sorry.

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  7. Awesome! Although I'm not participating in the KAL because it coincides with Ravellenics, my husband and I are planning to have our own mini-KAL where we both make these socks. He's never done a Turkish cast-on so this will be really helpful.

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    1. Oh awesome! So great that you'll be knitting together -- I hope he finds the tutorial useful! It's SO simple once you get the hang of it!

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  8. Great tutorial Jane! My toe this time looks so much neater having had a video to follow along with :)

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    1. Oh great Andrea! I'm so glad you found it useful! When I first learned the Turkish Cast-On I did it over and over again until I got a perfect toe, it's so nice to have the most difficult part of the pattern right at the beginning, ripping out and re-doing is painless and once you get it right it's out of the way and smooth sailing the rest of the way!

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  9. Thank You for this tutorial! I will try it soon. :)

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