This instructable is a lesson in my free Knitting Class. To enroll, click here! When you're first learning how to knit, your stitches will most likely be irregular.
Craft Nik Naks. The Thumb Method of Casting On This method of casting on, is quite different from other methods of casting on. For this method you start casting on part way through the ball off wool.
Many knitters choose to begin their knitting projects with a technique called the 'long-tail cast on. There are a few tricks to it, but once you get it, you'll have no problems. The long-tail cast on method is versatile and will work for almost any knitting project.
In knittingcasting on is a family of techniques for adding new stitches that do not depend on earlier stitches, i. In principle, casting on is the opposite of binding offbut the techniques involved are generally unrelated. Casting on can also be decorated with various stitch patterns, especially picots.
All knitting starts with casting on. This creates loops on the needle which will become the first row of stitches. Here I present four cast on techniques which are the most commonly used.
Casting on forms the first row of stitches. There are many ways of casting on and here we describe a one needle method and a two needle method. The thumb method one needle is used whenever a less noticeable, very elastic edge is needed, or when the rows immediately after the cast on edge are worked in garter stitch or stocking stitch.
Check out the Updated KnittingHelp. All knitting begins with a cast-on, which creates loops on the needle. Long Tail Cast-on is a favorite.
When you start knitting, one of the first things that you learn is how to get the stitches onto your needles — in other words, how to cast on. There is a surprisingly large number of different cast ons that you can use, many with very specific purposes. For example, there are cast ons for decorative edges, for working in multi-colours and for socks that are started at the toe.