Blog Post: Tips for Knitting: STRIPES! by Andrea MowryBy Liat Gat – Founder / Stretchy Cast-Ons/Cast-Ons for Ribbing / June 1, 2021 / No Comments
This lovely STRIPES! pattern suggests you use the Twisted German Cast-On as a way to start your ribbing. Here’s a free video on the Twisted German Cast-On so you can start any stretchy ribbed project perfectly and with confidence.Read Post »
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Grandma’s Cast-On is a stretchy long-tail cast-on that is easy, durable, and makes great edges for mittens, sleeves, and sweater collars.
Un-twisting each stitch on the Chinese Waitress Cast-On takes time. This video shows how to twist the needle so you can continue casting on without having to remove it and un-twist each stitch with your fingers.
Casting on more stitches in the middle of a project can feel strange if you’ve never done it before. This video shows you how to cast on extra stitches using the Chinese Waitress cast-on so you can have a stretchy, reversible edge in the middle of your project.
Most tutorials don’t teach you how to un-twist each Chinese Waitress Cast-On stitch correctly, which leads to a less-stretchy cast-on. This video shows you how to do it the right way, so that your Chinese Waitress Cast-On is as stretchy as it should be.
If you’re new to Magic Loop, doing the Chinese Waitress Cast-On in the round can seem overwhelming. This video shows you every step so you can cast on for your next hat with confidence.
Most tutorials teach the Chinese Waitress Cast-On wrong. This officially sanctioned video shows the correct technique so you can create a beautiful, reversible, stretchy cast-on.
When you do the Chinese Waitress Cast-On Continental-style, the stitches can tend to slip off your needles. Here’s how to stabilize your stitches so that you can do the Chinese Waitress Cast-On without having to tension the yarn in your right hand.
The Chinese Waitress Cast-On done the way you normally see it taught leaves a twisted, less-stretchy edge than the author intended. This video shows the difference between the Chinese Cast-On edge when done the right way and the wrong way so that you can know why it’s important to knit it the right way.
Ordinary cast-ons are not reversible and don’t look amazing on Garter stitch. This video compares the Chinese Waitress Cast-On and the Long-Tail Cast-On on Garter stitch so you can see why the Chinese Waitress Cast-On should be your go-to cast-on for Garter stitch.