I dug out the rug yarn that I had left over from years gone by and proceeded to make a leash for my dog. Starting at the hand held part of the leash I cast on 3 stitches on a double pointed needle, size 5 ÃÂ½ metric (9 American). K3, do not turn, slide the stitches to the opposite end of the needle. Repeat until your work measures the length you desire allowing for a knot at the hand held end so that your hand does not slip when holding your pet. Attach a snap securely by knitting through the loop on the snap. Cut yarn, thread yarn needle with yarn end and slip the 3 stitches onto yarn needle. Draw up tightly and secure. There is a bit of stretch to the leash and it is very soft so that it is easy on your hand.