How to cast on with 2 colours

In this DROPS video we show how to cast on with 2 colours.

This is a similar cast on technique as you use on a long tail cast on, but here we are casting on with 2 strands in different colors.
Start with a slipknot holding the strands double, this one is later removed, so that all sts cast on are all with 1 strand of the yarn. To cast on with 2 colors is a great start on a 2-colored work, like intarsia, fair-isle patterns, stripes or twined knitting.

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Comments (2)

Rachel Figueroa Mullane 22.07.2016 - 04:15:

I would like to knit your Perly May sweater pattern. The instructions state, "...LOOSELY cast on 54-58-64-70-76-82 sts on circular needle size 9 mm / US 13 with 2 strands Bomull-Lin or Paris. Then work ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above, work only with 1 strand.." Would the knitting instructions stated on the pattern be similar to this video? I'm a beginner knitter, so am still trying to get used to instructions... Thank you!

DROPS Design 22.07.2016 - 09:38:

Dear Mrs Figueroa Mullane, in the Perly May jumper, cast on the sts with 2 strands of yarn as there were just one (there will be 2 strands of yarn for each st), then continue working with only 1 yarn. Casting off that way with 2 strands of yarn will avoid a tight cast-on edge. Happy knitting!

Francisca Arias Natho 22.09.2013 - 20:59:

Excelentes todos los videos, los felicito.

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