The Knitted Cast On :: Cast On #4

Stitch Description

The Knitted Cast On is a very strong cast on, suitable for garment edges and other locations with lots of wear and tear. Casting on is the way to begin any knitting project. This method is also great for the beginner knitter to learn because it the basic knit stitch while learning to cast on.

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Materials Used

Lion's Pride Woolspun

Woolspun, with an exquisite range of neutrals and vivid classic colors, will quickly become your go-to yarn. The 12-ply construction means that garments drape beautifully and afghans and warm weather accessories have a cushiony soft bounce to them. Sold exclusively at Michaels and

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Takumi is light in weight with a warm natural touch. Bamboo is the ideal material for making knitting needles. The finest bamboo is used to manufacture knitting needles with accurate specifications. Each knitting needle is polished for smoothness. Practical bamboo improves with age, making these special Takumi Bamboo needles a long-lasting addition to your knitting bag.

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Pattern Instructions

  • Step 1: Take a length of yarn from your ball of yarn.
  • Step 2: Make a slip knot and insert the needle into the loop. Tighten slip knot onto needle. This is your first stitch.Tip: Be sure to leave enough on the tail of the yarn to weave in later.
  • Step 3: Take your second needle and insert the tip into the stitch with the needle under your main needle. Insert at an angle so your needles cross forming an “X”.
  • Step 4: Hold your crossed needles together where they intersect with your non-dominant hand.
  • Step 5: With your dominant hand take the yarn connected to your ball and wrap it around the bottom needle. Begin by going under, around, and then over.
  • Step 6: Take the bottom needle and bring it back through the stitch pulling the yarn with it.
  • Step 7: With the yarn still on the needle in your dominant hand, stretch the yarn out in front of you main needle and slip the tip of your main needle through.
  • Step 8: Remove the needle in your dominant hand and tighten the yarn onto the main needle.
  • Repeat steps 3-8 until you have reached the desired amount of stitches on your needle.

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