What cast on method is best?
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Closed but Temporary
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Scrap On

These 2 methods, allow you to get knitting on the machine, so you can hang weights and protect your garment knitting.
Let's say you are working with a fine, delicate yarn or you are working a complicated hem. Having scrap on the machine keeps the weights off the garment knitting.

Open Cast on: Scrap on and simply start knitting. When you remove the ravel cord and scrap (or cast on rag) the open stitches will then be available for you to work after your knitted piece is complete.

Closed Cast on: Scrap on and work a closed cast on OVER the ravel cord. When you remove the ravel cord and scrap (or cast on rag) the edge will be closed and finished.

Scrap on Scrap Off

Creating a Cast on Rag

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