The Magic Circle Cast On, which is also known as "Emily Ocker's Cast On", is an easy way to start a piece of circular knitting from the center of the circle. It's really convenient for knitting projects like coozies, shawls, or hats. The fact that a crochet hook is involved can be intimidating for some knitters but shouldn't be. It's fast, easy, and you'll only have to pick that hook up for a couple stitches before you're back to knitting in the round.
Let's get started.
Step 1: Things You'll Need
- Crochet Hook
- Double Pointed Needles
Step 2: Wrap Your Yarn
From here on out, in this Instructable I will be referring to the following:
- Long Tail= This is the longer string of yarn that is still attached to your ball of yarn.
- Main Loop= This is the first loop on your pointer finger.
- Short Tail= This is the shorter string of yarn that ends. It should be the farthest to the right.