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Video: Figure-8 Cast-On

Characteristics: Magic Loop, has matching bind-off, invisible
Difficulty: Advanced

The Figure-8 Cast-On is my least-favorite double-sided cast-on.

The cast-on row of stitches can be loose and have a noticeable kink, instead of curving smoothly.

Like the Turkish cast-on, the figure-8 cast-on is easy to do but hard to knit into. You'll need to be proficient in Magic Loop in order to make this cast-on work without dropping stitches.


1. Hold your working and tail yarns carefully so that no stitches disappear off the needles.

2. To knit into the cast-on, pull the bottom needle out to start knitting in the round on Magic Loop.

3. After you've knit the first round, place a marker at the beginning of the round.

More Information

The matching bind-off for this and all double-sided cast-ons is Kitchener Stitch.

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