Stuck knitting the leg cuffs

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Stuck knitting the leg cuffs

Post by Dunners » Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:55 pm

I finished the body of the soaker yesterday.

Now I'm stuck. I've previously made soakers knitting on straight needles - I rib the cuff, then stitch together at the seam.

So, how do I do leg cuffs when it's already joined? Should I be using a shorter circular needle? Or 3-4 double point needles? I'm not quite sure how to tackle this. How do you do them?

(and I can't crochet, so I would prefer not to have to learn it to finish this soaker)

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Post by Angel » Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:01 pm

You want a set of double ended needles (4 needles) and pick up one stitch for each row all the way round. Use 3 needles for this job, and the 4th to knit.
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Post by themuelsmum » Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:50 pm

I've never made soakers but on collors, sounds like the same situation, I use a circular needle, a short one for baby stuff, the size you did the waist band. If you used 4mm for the body this should be 3.25mm, 5mm use 4mm for cuff. Then the pattern should tell you the number of stitches to pick up evenly around, or pick up around one st for 1.5 - 2 rows.
I find 4 double ended needles tricky but it's only a short section.

I really hope some of that made sence, it's so hard to try and explain knitting, it seems to make sence when you visualise it but when you read the words I'm not sure?
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Post by Dunners » Sat Dec 17, 2005 6:27 pm

Thank you ladies!

All done now - photo in the gallery (Homemade, Tekapo Wool)
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