Friday, August 1, 2008

How to Cast on

1a. Make a slip knot:
Loop the yarn as shown and slip needle under the lower strand of the loop.

1b. Pull up a loop of yarn.

2. Pull the yarn end attached to the ball of yarn to tighten the slip knot leaving the other end approx 4 inches [10 cm] long. Transfer needle to left hand.

3a. Insert the right-hand needle through slip knot and wind yarn over right-hand needle.
3b. Pull loop through slip knot.

4. Place new loop on left-hand needle. (You now have 2 stitches (sts) on your left-hand needle).

5. nsert right-hand needle between last 2 stitches (sts) on left-hand needle and wind yarn over right-hand needle.

6. Pull loop through. Place this new loop on left-hand needle beside last stitch (st). (You now have 1 more stitch on left-hand needle). Repeat (rep) steps 5 and 6 until required number of stitches (sts) have been cast on left-hand needle.

courtesy of: Bernat

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