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Basic Cast-On Techniques

Cast-On Tips and Tricks

The Infinite-Tail Method of Casting On

The Infinite-Tail Method of Casting On
The Infinite-Tail Method of Casting On

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Casting On Without a Slipknot

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Count Cast-On Stitches Fast

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Casting Onto Two Needles

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Troubleshooting Your Cast-On

Adding More Stitches If You Run Out of Tail

Cast-ons

Fix a Dropped Long-Tail Cast-On Stitch

Fix a Dropped Long-Tail Cast-On Stitch
Fix a Dropped Long-Tail Cast-On Stitch

How many times have you dropped a stitch out of your cast-on as you are knitting the first row? And started over, right? Well, now you don’t have to. Just carefully re-work the dropped stitch, following the technique in the video.

Why Your Cast-On Is Too Tight or Too Loose

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Basic Long-Tail Cast-Ons

The Long-Tail Cast-On

The Long-Tail Cast-On
The Long-Tail Cast-On

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Long-Tail Cast-On: Thumb Method

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Old Norwegian (Twisted German) Cast-On

Old Norwegian (Twisted German) Cast-On
Old Norwegian (Twisted German) Cast-On

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Basic Short-Tail Cast-Ons

Purled Cast-On

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Cable Cast-On

Cable Cast-On
Cable Cast-On

The Cable Cast-On is an easy short-tail cast-on with a beautiful and firm twisted edge. I recommend this cast-on for adding stitches in the middle of a project.

Chain (Crochet) Cast-On

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Backwards Loop (Child’s) Cast-On

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Double-Twist Loop Cast-On

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Knitted Cast-On

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Stretchy Long-Tail Cast-Ons

Grandma’s Cast-On

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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.

Alternating Long-Tail Cast-On

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Alternating Old Norwegian (Twisted German) Cast-On

Alternating Old Norwegian (Twisted German) Cast-On shown on 2x2 rib

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Double-Start (Estonian/Latvian) Cast-On

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Channel Island Cast-On

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Italian Tubular (Invisible Ribbed) Cast-On for 1×1 Rib

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Italian Tubular Cast-On for 2×2 Rib

Cast-ons

 

Stretchy Short-Tail Cast-Ons

Alternating Cable Cast-On

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Slipknot (Buttonhole/Jeny’s Stretchy Slipknot) Cast-On

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Tillybuddy’s Cast-On

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Chinese Waitress Cast-On

Chinese Waitress Cast-On
Chinese Waitress Cast-On

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Center-Start Cast-Ons

Emily Ocker’s Circular Cast-On

Emily Ocker’s Circular Cast-On, made popular by Elizabeth Zimmerman, is the easiest circular center-start cast on. It uses a crochet hook to create the number of cast-on stitches needed, and the stitches are then slipped onto a long circular needle or double-points.

Invisible Circular Cast-On

Cast-ons

Garter Tab Cast-On for Triangular Shawls

Garter Tab Cast-On for Triangular Shawls
Garter Tab Cast-On for Triangular Shawls

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Decorative Cast-Ons

Lace Cast-On

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Picot Cast-On

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Hemmed Edge Cast-On – Purl or Picot

Hemmed Edge Cast-On – Purl or Picot
Hemmed Edge Cast-On – Purl or Picot

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I-Cord Cast-On

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Double-Sided Cast-Ons

Judy’s Magic Cast-On (JMCO)

Judy’s Magic Cast-On (JMCO)
Judy’s Magic Cast-On (JMCO)

Judy’s Magic Cast-On is a fantastic cast-on for toe-up socks. Not only is it the sturdiest of the double-sided cast-ons, in my opinion it is also the easiest to knit into, which is when it really counts.

Judy’s Magic Cast-On (JMCO) for Two-at-a-Time Knitting

Judy’s Magic Cast-On (JMCO) for Two-at-a-Time Knitting
Judy’s Magic Cast-On (JMCO) for Two-at-a-Time Knitting

Two-at-a-time toe-up socks are one of my favorite uses of Judy’s Magic Cast-On. Combine JMCO with Magic Loop to cast on for two-at-a-time socks.

Turkish Cast-On

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Figure-8 Cast-On

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Multicolor Cast-Ons

Provisional Cast-Ons

Provisional Cast-On

Provisional Cast-On
Provisional Cast-On

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Crochet Provisional Cast-On

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Special Shapes

Moebius Cast-On

Moebius Ring

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Two-at-a-Time Cast-On

Two-at-a-Time Cast-On
Two-at-a-Time Cast-On

To cast on for two-at-a-time top-down socks, mittens, or sweater sleeves, you need two tubes that are open at the end. This cast-on shows you how to set up your stitches perfectly for two-at-a-time knitting.

 

Two-at-a-Time Cast-Ons

Judy’s Magic Cast-On (JMCO) for Two-at-a-Time Knitting

Judy’s Magic Cast-On (JMCO) for Two-at-a-Time Knitting
Judy’s Magic Cast-On (JMCO) for Two-at-a-Time Knitting

Two-at-a-time toe-up socks are one of my favorite uses of Judy’s Magic Cast-On. Combine JMCO with Magic Loop to cast on for two-at-a-time socks.

Two-at-a-Time Cast-On

Two-at-a-Time Cast-On
Two-at-a-Time Cast-On

To cast on for two-at-a-time top-down socks, mittens, or sweater sleeves, you need two tubes that are open at the end. This cast-on shows you how to set up your stitches perfectly for two-at-a-time knitting.

 

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