Readers ask: How To Cast On Stitches For Knitting?

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.

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.

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.

Can you change yarn in the middle of a row knitting?

Starting a New Ball in the Middle When you see that you ‘re getting pretty close to the end of your first ball, pick up the yarn from the second ball. Then drop the old yarn and continue knitting with the new yarn. Once you ‘ve knit a couple of rows after the join, gently tug the work to even out the tension a bit.

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