Practice Judy's Magic Cast-On (JMCO)
It's time to learn to cast on for toe-up socks! This is the hardest part of toe-up socks, and you will feel so accomplished once you do it.
If your yarn and/or needles haven't arrived yet, you can use scrap yarn to practice this cast-on.
To learn the technique, go to the Cast-Ons chapter of your Toe-Up Socks class.
There are four videos in this section:
- Learn Judy’s Magic Cast-On (JMCO)
- Cast On For Both Socks
- Bottom Needle/Back Needle
- Tips for Knitting First Round
You'll watch the first one to learn the basic cast-on for one sock. I encourage you to practice the cast-on by casting on 16-24 stitches (8-12 on each needle) and then knitting 5-6 rounds on Magic Loop.
You'll end up with a tube that's closed invisibly at one end.
If, while you knit, you have any trouble either knitting or understanding what you're knitting, please watch the third and fourth videos in this section. They will help you.
In a few days, once you have successfully knit one tube cast on with JMCO (Judy's Magic Cast-On), you'll learn how to do the same technique, but on two tubes at once.