All knitting starts with casting on. This creates loops on the needle which will become the first row of stitches. Here I present four cast on techniques which are the most commonly used.
These techniques include:
Single Cast On
Longtail Cast On
Knitted Cast On
Cable Cast On
I recommend learning the Single Cast On and Longtail Cast On techniques first. The longtail is my favorite; once you get the hang of it it is super easy and makes a nice edge. I would wait to learn the knit stitch before you learn the Knitted Cast On and Cable Cast On. It is much simpler once you are proficient at the knit stitch.
I suggest using wooden needles when learning how to knit.
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Step 1: Single Cast On
- Start by making a loop with the yarn.
- Bring the yarn through the loop, creating another loop with a knot at the end
- Slide slip knot onto needle. Pull yarn to tighten knot
- Wrap the working yarn (yarn connected to the ball of yarn) around your thumb so you have a loop around your thumb.
- Bring the needle under and up through the loop around your thumb
- Remove your thumb from the loop and pull the yarn
- Continue from step 2 until you have desired number of stitches casted on