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This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the guernsey cast on. This method of starting a project is a decorative cast on traditionally used when making Guernsey sweaters. It consists of a series of knots connected by short strands of yarn that make small eyelets along the edge of your work.
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Step 1: Create a slip knot and place it on your knitting needle.
Step 2: Using the Single Cast On method, add a new stitch to your knitting needle.
Step 3: Take your other knitting needle, and slip the second stitch over the first stitch.
Step 4: Using the single cast on method, place two more stitches on your knitting needle.
Step 5: Take your other knitting needle, and slip the second stitch over the first stitch.
Repeat steps 4 – 5 until you have cast on the number of stitches required by your pattern.
After a few repeats your cast on should look like this:
Example of the Guernsey Cast On
Example of the Guernsey Cast On knit up on a stockinette swatch
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