This is a great cast on when you need it very stretchy. It’s perfect for socks, legwarmers, turtlenecks and the bottoms of sweaters.
And – it’s a lot of fun to work.
Give it a try!
1. Make a slip knot and put on your knitting needle. NOTE: This stitch does NOT count.
2. Put the crochet hook in FRONT of the working yarn and BEHIND the knitting needle. Wind the yarn under the needle and around the hook.
3. Rotate the crochet hook so it’s facing left. Snag the yarn and pull it through. 1 stitch cast on.
4. Rotate the crochet hook so it’s UNDER the knitting needle again. Wind the yarn like in Step 2 (around the hook and over the needle).
NOTE: This pic is wrong. The yarn should be wound around the hook and needle. New pic coming. 5. Place the yarn so it’s ready to be snagged and pull through. Continue Steps 4 and 5 until you have one less than the number you need. REMEMBER – the slip knot DOES NOT COUNT.
6. You’re done when you have one less on the knitting needle than you need. REMEMBER – the slip knot loop DOES NOT COUNT. In this pic we have cast on 5 sts.
7. You’re almost done! Pull through to make a chain.
8. And place this final loop on the knitting needle.
9. Slide the slip knot off the other end of the knitting needle and you’re done!