This technique was originally posted on February 13, 2012
This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the super stretchy slipknot cast on. This method of starting a project is great for ribbing and has an incredible amount of stretch, making is perfect for cuffs on socks and sleeves as well as hats.
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Step 1: Holding the tail of your yarn and your knitting needle in your dominant hand, twist your working yarn with your other hand to make a loop.
Step 2: Place the loop on your knitting needle and hold it open with your thumb and forefinger.
Step 3: Take your knitting needle and pick up the working yarn and pull it through the loop, letting the loop come over the edge of the needle.
Step 4:Tighten down the slipknot on your needle.
Repeat steps 1 – 4 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 Super Stretchy Slipknot Cast On
Example of the Super Stretchy Slipknot Cast On in a contrasting color knit on a 1×1 rib swatch