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Which Way Should I Go?
Here’s a fun way to add horizontal interest to your knitting. It starts with the popular provisional crochet cast on, but instead of removing it, let’s pick up from the crochet chain and knit in the other direction.
Like the standard provisional cast on, the Duality Cast On allows you to continue to knit from a cast on edge but now you can also add some punch with a perpendicular element and some high contrast color if you choose. Like all our “Nuances” there is a free tutorial available on our web site for you to download. I’ll include the link below.
You can add a pattern in the other direction as well. These examples are a few of the five design options included in our Vortex Hat pattern. I think it’s the perfect hat pattern to have in your bag of tricks; it works for everyone and it has so many options and new techniques you won’t get bored knitting it again and again.
This hat is our introduction to how Showy Decreases redefine the hat top. There will be many more complex ones coming this fall. I can’t wait! Summer is a great time for knitting small projects so why not give this one a try?
Here are some links for your convenience: