About this technique
The Emily Ocker 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! By starting your work in the round with a unique loop, you can begin your project from the middle and work out. 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!
[VIDEO] How to do this technique
- 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.