Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Bread crumbs for Gretel
My IGK: Instant Gratification Knitting has hit a speed bump. Pattern? Check. Yarn? Check. Needles? Check. You would think I was ready to go, wouldn't you? But hold up! What is this thing called "tubular cast-on for 2x2 ribbing"? As my nieces would say, "Gretel, say wha?" (It's a Hannah Montana thing.)
I've never attempted a tubular cast on. Is it as scary as it sounds? I have found several tutorials, each with their own way of doing things, so this has left me more confused.
So I am asking for some help or bread crumbs, if you will, so I can find my way back from this forest of uncertainty. Is the tubular cast on really worth it? If it is, what is the best (read "so easy Kara couldn't possibly mess this up") method?