How to Cast on in the Middle of Your Work

Stitch Description

There are a few times you will encounter in a pattern that you will need to cast on in the middle of your work. This means you’ll be adding stitches after your beginning cast on. This technique has a few applications, including making buttonholes. Knitting on the cast on, like we do in this tutorial, makes for a stronger edge than a backwards loop cast on.

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Stitch Details

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Easy

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Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

  • Step 1: Insert your needle into the stitch, as if yo knit.
  • Step 2: Draw loop through stitch.
  • Step 3: Place on main needle.

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