Can I just say…I LOVE this cast on!! I mean really!!! It’s soooo stretchy, and sooo easy once ya get the hang of it. Don’t get me wrong, it took me a little bit to be able to get it, but once I did, I was all good. 🙂 Seriously, this stretchy cast on with knitting has saved sooo many of my projects from being really up tight. Now they are all springy and happy looking and feeling!
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Don’t worry, I got a video below just for you!
Or if ya prefer a photo tutorial, right here.
As suggested in the title of this post, you are gonna need a long tail because you will be working it into the cast on. I usually I like the measure double the size of project I’m making.
Put your thumb and pointer finger together.
Now take both ends together and separate them through the 2 strands of yarn. This should create a triangle look.
Once you have done that, pull the knitting needle down (towards you).
After I did all of that, it’s time to take the needle through the X I created by my thumb. Bring the needle UP the top part, catching it.
I know, this looks and feels like a mess. We are almost done, I promise. See that loop around the pointer finger? Take the needle DOWN through that loop, catching it.
Yup, it should look like this.
Now take the needle back DOWN through the thumb loop.
You’ve done it! It’s time to tighten a little bit but make sure the cast on can still move around on the needle.
Woohoo! That was awesome! If that seemed too complex, make sure to check out the video. I slow it down for ya to see what is actually happening.
Keep making as many as your pattern calls for. Please keep in mind that with this cast on, you can’t take off the starting slip stitch. Yeah, that means you have to count it as a cast on, so make sure you are thinking about that when making your cast ons.
Did ya think this was too complex or easy?
What do ya think about it?
Tell me in the comments.