How to cast on

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How to cast on

There are several ways of casting on. We have chosen to show you the most common way that results in a firm yet stretchy edge.

It’s important that the casting on is not too tight. Do you feel that the edge is becoming too tight it’s always a possibility to change to a larger needle or to cast on over two needles. But don’t forget to change back to the original needles when you start knitting.

Figure 1: Begin by measuring a long tail from the end of the working yarn (the length varies depending on how many stitches you want to cast on, the yarn and size of the needle). Hold the tail of the yarn with your thumb and wind the yarn around your index and middle finger.

Figure 2: Pull the working yarn through the loop around your index and middle finger from behind and towards yourself.

Figure 3: Pull the loop to make a long stitch.

Figure 4: Place the stich onto the knitting needle and pull the yarn tails to tighten the stitch. You are now ready to cast on.

Figure 5: Place the yarn tail around your left thumb as seen on the photo. Slide the yarn strand over your left index finger and hold the two yarn strands in place in the palm of your hand using your ring and little finger.

Figure 6: Bring the right hand needle tip under the strand on your thumb.

Figure 7: To create the stitch, use the right hand needle tip and bring the strand from the working yarn (the yarn on your index finger) through the loop created by the thumb.

Figure 8: Drop the loop off the thumb onto the right hand needle. You have now cast on one new stitch. Tighten the stitch and pick up the thread with your thumb again. Continue in the same way until all stitches has been cast on.

See this video for extra help

Comments (7)

Oliver 14.08.2020 - 08:39:

Dette er ein dorlig nettside

Valdenice Goncalves Rovere 13.08.2020 - 02:52:

Eu não conseguiria acompanhar uma receita.em ingles ou qualquer outra lingua, só em portugues

Jana 27.12.2019 - 13:41:

Dobrý den. Co mám dělat, když mi při nahazování dojde volný konec dříve, než nahodím potřebný počet ok? děkuji. jana

DROPS Design 31.12.2019 - 12:41:

Dobrý den, Jano, to je nepříjemná situace, která občas potká každou z nás :-) Bohužel se v tu chvíli nedá dělat nic jiného, než nahození vypárat a ponechat konec o kus delší. Pokud chcete mít lepší odhad, můžete si před samotným nahozením omotat jehlici koncem příze - otáček kolem jehlice uděláte tolik, kolik ok chcete nahazovat. Získáte tak volný konec příze dlouhý dost na to, aby vystačil na nahození daného počtu ok. Hodně zdaru! Hana

Calla Dean 07.02.2017 - 00:42:

I'm trying to knit your "Cold Springs" headband and am having trouble reading the diagrams A.1 and A.2 Could you please assist me and tell me how to proceed? Thank you Calla

DROPS Design 07.02.2017 - 09:59:

Dear Mrs Dean, diagrams will be worked simultaneously, ie work first Row 1 in A.1, then row 1 in A.2 and row 1 in A.1 (+ remaining sts as stated). Work then row 2 both diagrams, and so on. When A.1 has been worked 1 time in height, repeat A.1 from row 1. When A.2 has been worked 1 time in height, repeat A.2 from row 1. Happy knitting!

Mamen Anguera 20.09.2016 - 10:18:

Hola, tengo una duda sobre montar puntos. Me gustaria seguir un patron pero dice que hay que montar puntos utilizando dos hilos. ¿Como seria en este caso? Gracias

DROPS Design 16.10.2016 - 12:31:

Hola Mamen. ¿Puedes especificar a que número del patrón al que te estás refiriendo?

Charlo 11.09.2016 - 12:00:

Super. Merci pour la vidéo qui est très clair et c\'est bien facile de monter des mailles comme cela. Merci

C Verbeek 03.08.2016 - 23:39:

Als ik 480 steken op moet zetten met garen voor naalden maat 4. Hoeveel meter moet ik dan hebben om goed uit te komen?

DROPS Design 09.08.2016 - 09:57:

Dat kan zo niet beantwoord worden. Dit is ook afhankelijk van hoe los of strak u opzet. Onze tip: zet een kleiner aantal steken op, haal dit uit en meet het gebruikte garen. In dit geval: zet 40 steken op, haal ze uit en meet hoeveel u voor deze 40 st nodig had. 12 x 40 = 480, dus neem 12 keer zoveel lengte garen.

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