Chocololic Knits and Crochet Blog

Knitting Step 1: Casting On!

Posted on: June 12, 2010

How do you go from a ball of yarn to knitting away and creating a masterpiece? Here’s how to get started!

Step 0: Form a Slip Knot.

Okay technically it doesn’t have to be a slip knot…but a slip knot is adjustable which can help keep your first stitch tidy after you get started.

0.1 Make a simple loop with the yarn.
0.2 Make a second loop and pull this through the first loop.
0.3 Tighten by holding loop and pulling long yarn tail.

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Step 1: Casting on- how to create stitches.

Now you have to cast on, which is making the base stitches that you can then knit. This will warm you up for the knitting too!

1.1 Slip Knot goes on the knitting needle…hold it with left hand…
1.2 Slip the second knitting needle under the stitch. The yarn should be on the right side.

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1.3 Take the yarn and loop it around the 2nd needle like in the picture:

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1.4 Now you slip the 2nd needle down and pull the wrapped yarn through the loop on the first needle.

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1.5 Now pull the loop some more and put it onto the first needle- this is the 2nd cast-on stitch. Ta-dah!

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1.6 Now do the same thing for the 2nd stitch etc. until you have as many stitches as you want. Then see Step 2: How to Knit!

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3 Responses to "Knitting Step 1: Casting On!"

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[…] is not that different from knitting. After you have cast on and have your stitches ready to purl, you insert your second knitting needle through the first […]

Sweet, how nice to put up instructions on knitting. I have tried myself several times and have never gotten past the scarf project, nice straight lines for me 😉

-Hotcakes on SB

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