Emily Ocker’s Cast On :: Cast On #6

Stitch Description

Emily Ocker’s Cast On is a great way to start your knitting from the center. This can be useful when doing shawls and blankets, or hats and even toe-up socks! One of the best things about this technique is how you pull your work together with the slip knot you create during the cast on. It’s like magic!

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Lion's Pride Woolspun

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Pattern Instructions

  • Step 1: Take your yarn and make a around your finger.
  • Step 2: Take a crochet hook and insert it under the loop on your finger and grab the yarn connected to the ball with the hook.
  • Step 3: Pull the yarn through the loop on your finger.
  • Step 4: Grab the yarn connected to the ball again with the hook.
  • Step 5: Pull the yarn through the loop on your crochet hook. This will create one stitch
  • Repeat steps 2-5 until you have cast on the number of stitches required by your pattern.

Swatch Photos

Emily Ocker's Cast On-- Open

Emily Ocker’s Cast On– Open

Emily Ocker's Cast On -- Closed

Emily Ocker’s Cast On — Closed

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