Woohoo! You made it here! Have you ever thought that’s so pretty; I wanna learn knitting? Well let me just say, you made it to the right place! I really, really, really wanna show you casting on with knitting, if you’d allow me the pleasure! 🙂 Knitting can be soooo much fun, and in my opinion even more fun than crochet. Shhhhh. Don’t tell crocheters I said that! 😉 To be honest, I’ve always wanted to learn knitting because it’s so much more flexible than crochet. So I love being able to knit and crochet. That way, when I want a basket, I crochet. And when I want a sweater, I knit. Make sense?
I also love having as many adventures as possible, so it all works out! 🙂 BTW, Insta is my fave platform! @AshleyDylanLife
When I first started learning casting on with knitting, I wasn’t sure how easy it would be. I’m not saying that because I thought it was hard. I’m saying that because I was nervous about the tension of the stitches on the needle. Come to find out, after a couple times, it was all good! So if you are worried about the tension or even making the stitch, don’t worry about it. In my opinion, it’s even easier than making crochet chains. But if you still don’t believe me, let me show you.
Casting On with Knitting Video Tutorial:
If you need a little extra help, I’ve also put together a photo tutorial too! 🙂
Wrap the yarn around two fingers, and make an X with the yarn.
Now, take the yarn from the bottom left corner, and pull it up through the middle of the X.
Perfect! It’s time to remove your fingers from inside the knot, and begin to pull up on the loop you just make (as shown in the right hand).
Finish pulling on that loop until it’s tight. Congrats! You just made a slip knot!! 🙂
Now it’s time to slip the loop onto the knitting needle. Make sure the loop can move up and down the needle with ease. If it can’t loosen the knot a bit.
Let’s begin to cast on! Make a thumbs up. Yes, I’m serious.
Wrap the yarn around your thumb as shown in the photo.
Make another X with the yarn.
Now take the needle up the X as shown in the photo below.
Finally, take your thumb out while keep what you just did on the needle.
Pull on your working end of yarn but it still needs to move up and down the needle with ease. Congrats! You just made a cast on stitch!
Continue this action as many times as needed.