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Learn to Knit: Casting on and Casting off

Learn to Knit: Casting on and Casting off

Now is the perfect time to learn a new skill with all this extra time on our hands, why not use it productively? Let us guide you through the basics of knitting. Before long you’ll be whipping up garments, toys and accessories while feeling supremely mindful and creative along the way.

There are two different methods you can choose from to cast on your knitting.

Thumb Method

The thumb method is most commonly used and gives your knitting a perfect straight edge.

Let’s Knit editor, Sarah Neal shows you how:

Two Needle Method

The two needle method gives a looser edge to your knitting and requires both needles. Sarah shows you how:

Casting off

You’ve finished your beautiful knitting project, so how do you cast off? We show you here:

If you can do it knitwise, purlwise should be no problem! But here we show you how:

Now that you’ve learnt the basics, look out for our other tutorials to learn basic knit stitches and then progress onto something more complex!

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