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Casting On

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If you've completed the 'Before you start' course, now you're ready to cast on. Find your needles and your yarn, stick the kettle on and learn about all the different ways to kick start your knitting. There are some more advanced techniques in this course, so if you're new to casting on, start with the two-needle and long tail thumb cast on. Ready? Let's go!

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If you've completed the 'Before you start' course, now you're ready to cast on. Find your needles and your yarn, stick the kettle on and learn about all the different ways to kick start your knitting. There are some more advanced techniques in this course, so if you're new to casting on, start with the two-needle and long tail thumb cast on. Ready? Let's go!

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Casting On

Course Overview

Price

Price

Included with Let’s Knit Together membership

Instructor

Instructor

Duration

Duration

28m 15s

Lessons

Lessons

6

Difficulty

Difficulty

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What you need

What you need

A pair of straight, single-pointed knitting needles; a ball of yarn

Course Lessons ( 6 )

  • 1. How to: work two-needle cast on

    05:28

    This method of casting on creates a strong and neat edge as a start to your make, and is worked in a very similar way to the knit stitch – easy for all knitters.

  • 2. How to: work long tail thumb cast on

    04:12

    Many knitters like this quick cast-on method using just your thumb and one knitting needle. It gives a firm, yet slightly stretchy cast-on edge by working with the long tail end of the yarn.

  • 3. How to: work provisional cast on

    14:35

    This is a cast on that temporarily holds the first row of knitting on a crochet chain, and then allows you to go back and pick up these stitches and work the other way. This is useful for a seamless join, or allows you to add a cast-off edge to this side of the fabric.

  • 4. How to: work a cable cast on

    3:54

    For a neat and firm cast on, the cable cast on is a good bet. It is discrete and forms a narrow roll of stitches on the cast-on edge, so works well if you’re going to be working in stocking stitch.

  • 5. How to: work a slip knot cast on

    4:58

    This cast on goes by various names, including Jenny’s stretchy slip knot cast on and also the buttonhole cast on. Due to its elasticity, it works best for rib edges and is worked with one needle.

  • 6. How to: work Judy’s Magic cast on

    7:28

    This cast on is worked with three double-pointed needles and is perfect for items knitted in the round from a narrow starting point, such as toe-up socks or top-down hats. It magically creates a seamless double-sided piece from just a few stitches.

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