Category: Cast-Ons

Video: Old Norwegian (Twisted German) Cast-On


Characteristics: decorative, stretchy, sturdy
Difficulty: Intermediate

The Old Norwegian Cast-On is a slightly complicated long-tail cast on that is very sturdy and stretchy and has a pretty, double-twisted edge.

The Old Norwegian Cast-On can be used for stockinette stitch as well as ribbing.

To use it for stockinette stitch as shown in the picture, just do the knit version. To use the Old Norwegian Cast-On for ribbing, see the Alternating Old Norwegian Cast-On.

Tips

  1. For the knit version, pull the thumb yarn to tighten. For the purl version, pull the index-finger yarn to tighten.
  2. Remember that you are creating the first right-side row of knitting as you do your cast-on. This means that you need to start your knitting by doing a wrong-side row.
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