One of the things my friends know about me is that I love to solve problems…to tweak and tease a solution to the seemingly impossible. Years ago, I was looking for a way to make increases in my knitting which were completely invisible. I went to the textbooks and tried every suggested one. Either I could simply still see the increase or, worse, it left a gap beneath it. I finally unvented a solution which I was loathe to share. It was a definite cheat. At least so I thought, until scrounging through Elizabeth Zimmerman‘s writings, I found she had come to the same decision. Good enough for me!, I thought. Here it is: the Backwards Loop Cast On. It is made onto the RIGHT HAND NEEDLE and therefore, not worked until the subsequent row. It can be likened to the THUMB CAST ON. It really is invisible and I love it. I do not use it for everything, only invisibility. Here it is in photos:
back to pre-TNNA knitting….knitknitknitknitknitknitknitknit!