Cast On Techniques
Techniques featured in this series are based on the right-handed English (or throwing) style knitting, where for the most part the working yarn is held in the right hand. Have a particular technique you'd like demonstrated? Send an EMAIL. Thanks for visiting!
Casting On: Seed Stitch Cast On
The seed stitch cast on is a great option when beginning a project in 1x1 rib (k1, p1) or seed stitch. The result is a slightly-stretchy edge that blends nicely into the work.
Casting On: Double Cast-on
One of the easiest methods of casting on; this is my favorite to teach those who are just beginning to knit. Provides a firm, elastic edge. This technique is similar to the German (or long tail) cast on.
Casting On: Knitting-on
Another great cast on method; this technique includes the steps necessary for the knit stitch, so it's another good "first" cast on technique.
Casting On: Twisted German Cast-on
A lovely flexible cast-on, the twisted German cast-on is similar to long tail, but the added step adds stretch to the edge. This is a great method for ribbing, socks, gloves, cuffs, or anywhere that a bit of movement in the edge is desired.