This is a beginner cast on that you can teach to anyone just starting to knit, including children.
You can also use this cast-on when you have accidentally run out of tail at the end of your Long-Tail Cast-On or when you are required to cast-on at a midpoint in your knitting (like on a buttonhole).
The edge is not very strong, so this cast-on should be used sparingly.
Start by putting a slipknot on your needle.
- Take the working yarn and make a twist.
- Place the loop on the needle.
- Pull yarn until the stitch is almost snug.
- Repeat steps 1-3 until you have as many stitches as you need.
The Finished BLCO – Backwards Loop Cast-On