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There are some things I constantly find myself going back to my knitting books for a refresher on, and casting on is one of them. I’ve built it ...
To begin the slipknot that will become the first cast-on stitch, make a loop with the yarn, leaving about an inch of tail for each stitch you plan ...
Loop a section of the tail and pull it through your first loop. The slipknot formed by second loop will be your first stitch, while the first loop ...
Insert the needle through the slipknot and pull it tight. You’ve cast on your first stitch.
Hold the needle in your right hand, with the knot of the first stitch facing away from you. Loop the tail around your left thumb (as shown here), ...
Wrap the skein-side yarn around the tip of your needle, just as you do when knitting.
Fold the loop in your left hand over the tip of the needle and pull taut. You’ve just cast on your second stitch and are ready to do ...
Once you’re done casting on, your 10 stitches should look like this. And that’s basically it. Works every time.
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