Cast on new sts at side of work

The video is showing two techniques of casting on new sts at the side of your work e.g. when we are knitting a front piece and sleeves in one, and cast on new sts each side for the sleeves. First we cast on with loops, which is the easiest. It creates a loose edge which is ok if it will be seamed afterward like a sleeve seam. The next method is cable cast on also called knitted cast on, which is a great way when you want a firm nice edge.

The video above can be used in the following patterns

Comments (60)

Elisabeth Salomonsen wrote:

Hej\r\nJeg forstår ikke helt hvordan jeg skall gøre med de extra 8 masker der skal slåes op i SIDEN under ærmet ? skal de sættes på en tråd sammen med de øvrige masker til ærmer ,og først strikkes senere sammen med maskerne til Ærme? jeg kan slet ikke forstå når der står i siden under ærmet ?\r\nVenlig hilsen \r\nElisabeth

21.06.2024 - 07:50

Patricia Rider wrote:

I'm making a sweater #113-19 in size 11/12. I'm ready to add stitches for the sleeve and don't understand the instructions. 1st 1 time, 2sts 4 times and 3 sts 1 time to total 110 stitches. Please explain what this means and how to do this.

10.12.2023 - 17:38

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Patricia, first cast on 1 st at the end of 1 row from the right side and 1 row from the wrong side (= 1 time on each side). Then cast on 2 sts at the end of the next 4 rows from the right side and 4 rows from the wrong side (= 2 sts 4 times on each side). Finally, cast on 3 sts at the end of 1 row from the right side and 1 row from the wrong side (= 1 time on each side). Adding to the 86 sts you had before, you should now have 110 stitches. Happy knitting!

10.12.2023 - 18:19

Laurence wrote:

Bonjour je tricote le devant droit taille S : »quand l ouvrage mesure 4cm depuis les dernières mailles montées pour l emmanchure augmenter une maille à une maille lisière au point mousse du bord sur le côté .?? l augmentation de fait sur l endroit ou sur l envers? au début du rang , après la première maille lisière ou à la fin du rang entre les deux mailles lisières ? merci d avance

25.04.2023 - 12:30

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Laurence, sauf erreur de ma part, la réponse vous a été apportée dans le modèle que vous tricotez, si j'ai tout faux, merci de bien vouloir nous indiquer le modèle concerné pour que nous vérifiions ensemble. Merci pour votre compréhension. Bon tricot!

25.04.2023 - 14:50

Irmgard Marsh wrote:

I 'm knitting the Strawberry Sweet Kids short sleeved jumper. I have to cast on stitches for the sleeves. I understand that but do not understand the instructional sequence. Maybe you can enlighten me. I'm making the second largest size. " When piece measures 30-32-34-36 cm cast on new sts.for sleeves each side at the end of every row: 1 st 5-3-1-1 times, 2 sts. 1-3-4-5 times and 3 sts.0-0-1-1 time = 92-100 - 110 -118 sts." Is each time another row?, so for my size over 14 rows??

31.01.2023 - 01:37

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Marsh, you will cast on the new stitches at the end of every row, both from right side and from wrong side as follows (2nd size): 1 stitch at the end of next 6 rows (1 st 3 times on each side), then 2 stitches at the end of next 6 rows (2 sts 3 times on each side) = you have cast on 9 sts on each side, 18 sts in total = 100 sts in total. And you have worked a total of 12 rows. Happy knitting!

31.01.2023 - 09:59

Sara wrote:

Buongiorno, vorrei sapere se esiste un metodo per allargare il lavoro e quindi aggiungere delle maglie al lato di ciascun ferro già lavorato. Grazie

26.10.2022 - 15:42

DROPS Design answered:

Buonasera Sara, potrebbe riprendere le maglie, ma poi dovrebbe procedere in direzione trasversale rispetto al lavoro già fatto. Buon lavoro!

26.10.2022 - 19:05

Susan wrote:

I am knitting pattern 105-6 . I have started the yoke but am not sure which side of the front has the 14 stitches and which has the 50. Also, please explain the pick up 1 st at the back of the first 4 sts. Thank. you.

03.10.2022 - 04:15

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Susan, seen from RS, work the last 14 stitches at the end of front piece, then cast on the new sts, work back piece, cast on new stitches and work the 34 remaining stitches of the front piece; then pick up 1 stitch behind each of the first 4 sts just as we pick up 14 sts in this video (but pick up 4 sts only for your top, just as in the pattern, remember video shows the technique). Happy knitting!

03.10.2022 - 10:26

Yatie M wrote:

Hi! Is this method also apply to - cast on (3) band stitches at the end of the next 2 rows. Is it means after 2 rows or every row?

21.06.2022 - 03:23

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Yatie M, somewhat tricky to answer to your question without reading the explanations, maybe you could tell us which pattern you are working on? But if you are supposed to cast on 3 sts at the end of the next 2 rows, it could mean to work 1 row from RS and cast on 3 sts at the end of the row as shown here and work 1 row from WS and cast on 3 sts at the end of this row - in the video the stitches are cast on at the end of a WS row, but you cast on 3 sts at the end of a RS row the same way, just remember to work the new stitches as before on next row. Happy knitting!

21.06.2022 - 10:38

YVonne Hitchcock wrote:

I am not a spammer but need help with this pattern can you help?

19.11.2019 - 14:11

Yvonne Hitchcock wrote:

Making pattern #208-1 for a man, there are no place to put markers for raglan and what does a-1 mean confusing. Thank you for your help.

19.11.2019 - 14:07

DROPS Design answered:

If you need markers to mark the raglan line, you can add - as suggested in first answer below markers before and after each A.1. Happy knitting!

19.11.2019 - 14:40

YVonne Hitchcock wrote:

I find pattern confusing, how is raglan stitches marked what does a-1 mean using pattern #208-1

19.11.2019 - 14:03

DROPS Design answered:

Raglan stitches are worked following diagram A.1 - see previous answer, you will then increase with a yarn over before the first stitch in A.1 and after A.1 (= on either side of the 6 sts from diagram).

19.11.2019 - 14:36

Yvonne Hitchcock wrote:

Knitting the carly pullover for a man sand there are no markers to put at raglan stitches also finding a -1 confusing. What does it mean and how is it done, no number of stitches between raglan is given, very confusing. Thank you for your help.

19.11.2019 - 14:00

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Hitchcock, in this pattern, A.1 is worked for the raglan line, you can add marker before and after each A.1 if you rather like to, so that you then know where you have to increase (= before the marker before A.1 and after the marker after A.1). A.1 is the name of the diagram worked over 6 stitches (= K1, P1, K2, P1, K1) - read more about diagrams here.

19.11.2019 - 14:30

Stefania wrote:

Buongiorno. Lavorando sul rovescio col metodo a cavo immagino che le nuove maglie vadano create a rovescio. Ma il passaggio sul ferro di sx avviene allo stesso modo o col ferro devo infilare la maglia al contrario? Grazie.

22.08.2019 - 13:40

DROPS Design answered:

Buongiorno Stefania. Sul rovescio del lavoro, avvia le maglie come mostrato nel video. Buon lavoro!

27.08.2019 - 10:42

Donna wrote:

Not finding this pattern easy to follow. Got the two legs done and little confusing after that doing on circular needles.

05.06.2019 - 13:34

Dea wrote:

Nel video il metodo a cavo è mostrato avviando maglie sul lato dx del lavoro (quindi dal diritto), per fare il lato sx come bisogna procedere? Bisogna farlo dal rovescio del lavoro? Grazie.

26.04.2019 - 13:47

DROPS Design answered:

Buongiorno Dea. Sì esatto, sul lato sinistro avvia le maglie sul rovescio del lavoro. Buon lavoro!

29.04.2019 - 12:26

Filippo wrote:

Per il modello da uomo vs-004 è meglio usare l’avvio ad occhielli o a cavo?

30.01.2019 - 12:10

DROPS Design answered:

Buongiorno Filippo. Può usare il metodo che la soddisfa di più o con il quale si trova meglio. In generale, il metodo a cavo consente di avere un risultato leggermente più sostenuto. Buon lavoro!

31.01.2019 - 14:26

Christine Petterssson wrote:

Jag förstår inte mönstret. Höger framstycke. Ökningarna på framstycket stämmer inte med bilden. Hur många ökningar ska göras, Hur många maskor blir det efter ökningarna?

16.11.2018 - 06:54

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Christine, videoen beskriver bara hur man gör. Du måste titta i mönstret för hur många maskor du skall lägga upp. Lycka till!

14.12.2018 - 11:12

Christine wrote:

Bei dem Strickmuster bm-045-by soll man, um Ärmel am Vorderteil aufzunehmen, für die Grösse, die ich stricken möchte, 6 x 6 Maschen und 1 x 19 Maschen aufnehmen. Ist das so verstehen, dass man in 6 aufeinanderfolgenden Hinreihen je 6 Maschen neu dazu aufnehmen soll und dann in der 7. Reihe 19 Maschen dazu aufnehmen soll? Viele Grüsse

26.09.2018 - 19:28

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Christine, in diesem Modell werden Sie am Ende jeder der nächsten 6 Hinreihen (re. Vorderteil) je 6 Maschen anschlagen (wie im Video gezeigt), dann am ende nächster Hinreihe 19 M anschlagen (= insgesamt 14 Reihe). Viel Spaß beim stricken!

27.09.2018 - 09:06

Lilo wrote:

Hallo, ich stricke mit dem Faden rechts, nicht links, wie in Deutschland. Schwierig, dem Video zu folgen, Hat jemand eine Idee?

20.08.2018 - 16:20

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23.08.2018 - 19:38

Morag Hannan wrote:

I'm knitting Drops pattern Autumn Elegance jacket. I'm at the stage where I have to add 10 stitches at both ends of row for 2 rows. can I not just add 20 stitches at the each end of the first row? Not sure how I add new stitches on new stitches

01.02.2018 - 05:23

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Hannan, you are now increasing for sts on back piece, work 1 row from RS, at the end of this row cast on 10 new sts, turn and work next row from WS, at the end of this row cast on 10 new sts, turn (you have now 10 new sts on each side of piece for sleeves). Repeat this 2 rows one more time (= you have inc 10 sts 2 times on each side), then at the end of next 2 rows cast on the number of sts for your size (= 11-10-9-8-6-4). Happy knitting!

01.02.2018 - 08:56

Elaine wrote:

None of the videos work at all, no video or sound. Just shows the counter running at the bottom. Using Win 10 in IE11.

29.01.2018 - 02:52

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Elaine, Our videos do not have sound. We are a worldwide company and our videos are watched by people around the world, speaking different languages, many of whom do not understand English. Make sure you have installed the newest version of Adobe Flash Player. If the problem persists, please take a look at Vimeo's FAQ. Happy knitting!

29.01.2018 - 11:01

Ellen Rubin wrote:

This video is attached to the warm Banjo dog vest. I am knitting the vest. The pattern says after you put the 10 stitches from the holder back on, "in addition up two stitches"... does that mean cast on two stitches like in the video? Or am I supposed to pick up two from the back part of the vest?

25.10.2017 - 08:01

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Rubin, when you work under piece, slip the sts from st holder back on needle and pick up 2 sts in each side of the under piece, ie you pick up 2 sts behind (= at the back of) the 2 sts in garter st from over piece. Happy knitting!

25.10.2017 - 09:08

Christina Leed wrote:

Hej Super video. Dog vil jeg gerne vide om den sidste metode kan bruges til slut på en pind? Jeg vil gerne strikke er sjal og vil gerne strikke den med takker i siden. Men dette kræver at der bliver taget ud i begge sider på samme pind og den sidste metode giver en fin fast kant så håber den kan bruges både i starten og slutningen af en pind. Mvh Christina Leed

17.06.2017 - 11:41

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Christina, vi har desværre ikke nogen video med den teknik.

12.07.2017 - 14:29

Anthonia wrote:

Thanks for your response. Your videos are great.

14.02.2017 - 16:32

Anthonia wrote:

Can I use this increase for the raglan sleeves in the Petronella top (short sleeves)? Thanks a lot.

13.02.2017 - 17:58

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Anthonia, that's the way sts will be cast on under sleeve, after slipping sts for sleeve on a st holder, ie at the beg of BODY part. Happy knitting!

14.02.2017 - 09:56

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