How to Knit the Invisible Cast On

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the Invisible Cast On. This cast on creates a rounded edge and is best used when elasticity and strength are needed.

Skill: Intermediate

Note: For this cast on you will need two sets of needles, one pair the size recommended for the yarn and one pair two sizes smaller.

Instructions:

Step 1: use a needle 2 sizes larger and a contrasting color, cast on half of the number of sts required by pattern.

Step 2: Work k1, p1 rib for three or more rows.

Step 3: With the smaller needle and the main color, k1, p1 in each st, doubling the cast on sts

Step 4: K the knit sts, and sl the purl sts wyif.

Step 5: K the knit sts, and sl the purl sts wyif. Repeat for four rows

Step 6: Remove the contrasting yarn. and continue in pattern.

Example of the Invisible Cast On with wast yarn (click for larger)
Example of the Invisible Cast On with waste yarn

Example of the Invisible Cast On (click for larger)
Example of the Invisible Cast On

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