How To Cast On Knitting Stitches?

Do you cast on the first row of knitting?

The cast on itself is not counted, however, some cast on methods create both a cast on and a knitted row. For example, the most popular cast on, the long tail method, creates both a cast on and a knitted row. So in this case, you would count that as the first row.

What is knitted cast on method?

The knitted cast on is one of the simplest methods for casting stitches onto a needle. Unlike the long tail cast on, the knitted method uses a single working strand of yarn, and follows the same process as for knitting a plain stitch: you knit the stitch on the left hand needle, drawing a loop through.

What is the advantage of casting on thumb method?

The advantages of the thumb cast on: It creates a stretchy cast on and therefore is suitable for garments that need give e.g. sock and mitt cuffs (a revelation for me as hinted at in the introduction above!) It is simple to do in the middle of your knitting as you continue to work in the same direction.

How do you cast on backward loop?

How to Backwards Loop Cast -On

  1. Come in front of the thumb and up under yarn.
  2. Release thumb and pull yarn to form stitch.
  3. Reposition thumb and yarn and repeat.
  4. When using Backward – Loop CO, the join between cast -on and existing stitches is always loose.
  5. In the next row/round, I work a M1R at each end to take up slack.

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