Step 3: Moving into the main body

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At this point, we have completed one end of the sweeper pad. We now need to get the full length and width into play. The reason we left the long tail of yarn at the beginning will start to become evident now, since we don't want to have to add tie-on pieces later if we don't have to. So when you have about four inches of knitting done, and the long tail that we left at the beginning will be to your right when we start the next row, start casting on more stitches. You will want a total of 42 stitches, so the 14 that we started with, plus casting on another 28 will give us 42 stitches.