[tutorial] Chinese Waitress Cast OnApril 2016 // by knotions// 4 CommentsThis 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! Step 1: Make a slip knot and put on your knitting needle. NOTE: This stitch does NOT count. Step 2: Put the crochet hook in FRONT of the working yarn and BEHIND the knitting needle. Wind the yarn under the hook and around the needle. Step 3: Rotate the crochet hook so it’s facing left. Snag the yarn and pull it through. 1 stitch cast on and 1 loop on the hook. Continue this step until you have one less than the number you need. REMEMBER – the slip knot DOES NOT COUNT. In this pic we have cast on 9 sts plus the loop on the hook. Step 4: You’re almost done! Bring the yarn under the needle and to the left of the hook. Put the loop on the needle. This last part is different since it’s the last stitch. All done! Place this final loop on the knitting needle. Remember that the slip knot DOES NOT COUNT. So, we have 10 stitches cast on. Your final step is to slide that slip knot off the needle and tug on the yarn to pull it out.