Advanced Knitting: Different Ways to Cast On

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In knitting, the easiest way to cast on is the simple cast on, or easy wrap. Discover different ways to cast on in knitting with tips from a knitting teacher in this free video on hand crafting.

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There are many different ways to cast on your stitches. The easiest way to cast on is the simple cast on, or easy wrap. You'll start with the slip knot, and then you really need just one needle and your yarn. You're going to wrap the yarn around your thumb clockwise, and insert the needle into the base of your thumb, and just pull the stitch onto the needle. This is a very easy way to teach a cast on, but it doesn't create a neat edge and it's very hard to knit your first row. An alternative way to cast on, is a knitted cast on, again you start with just one needle and your yarn. Then you're going to take your other needle and you're going to knit into your slip knot, and you're going to take that stitch that you just made and put it back onto your lefthand needle. Second stitch made. Then you're going to knit into the next stitch and put it back on the needle. And you continue this cast on all the way across, knitting each stitch and putting it back on. It's a reasonably simple way to cast on, but it doesn't give a particularly neat edge. Another way to cast on is the cable cast on, which you start the same way as the knitted one. You've got two needles and your yarn, your slip knot's on your needle. Again, like the knitted cast on, you're going to knit into your slip knot, and put that on the needle. But here's where the two methods differ. Now you're going to insert your needle in-between the two stitches that you just worked, and knit into that space and pull out a loop there and put it on the needle. The cable cast on gives a sturdier edge, a little more elastic, and it makes a nice kind of quartered edge. So you're going to knit into that space and pull your needle on -- pull your loop on. So you don't need the long tail, you don't need to estimate. You just keep working into that space. And now we'll create a nice sturdy edge -- it's a neat edge -- and it works great for ribbing.

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