how to cast on


This is a step by step tutorial for casting on, to begin knitting. Please note that there are many different ways of casting on, this is just one of the easier ones. This cast on can be used for both knitting flat and to begin working in the round.

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Create a slip knot and place it on a needle. This is accomplished by creating a loop around two or three fingers. With the yarn in the back of the loop, pull another loop through the first loop.

With the needle in your right hand and the two strands of yarn in the left, put your thumb and index finger on the left hand through the two strands with the tail thread in front (over your thumb) and the ball thread in the back (over your index finger) now turn your palm upwards, wrapping the yarn around the thumb and the index finger.

Now you are ready to start casting on.


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with the right hand, put the needle underneath the thread on your thumb.


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Now take the needle and go over the thread on the index finger.


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With the yarn from the index finger still on the needle, lead the needle back through the loop you entered on the thumb.


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Release the tension on the thumb and use the thumb to pull the new stitch on to the needle.


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Snug the new stitch up next to the previous stitch. Remember to keep the tension on the threads against the palm for this step.
Repeat these steps to cast on as many stitches as you like. Remember that the first stitch (from the slip knot) counts as a stitch.


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