How to Knit the Super Stretchy Slipknot Cast On

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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Left Handed

Skill: Intermediate

Instructions:

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

Example of the Super Stretchy Slipknot Cast On in a contrasting color knit on a 1x1 rib swatch

Example of the Super Stretchy Slipknot Cast On in a contrasting color knit on a 1×1 rib swatch

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