This is a great cast on for toe-up socks. It also works for other things like the bottom of a purse or the top of a hat. Anywhere that you want stitches to come from both sides.
How to do Aggie’s Cast On
This is easiest when working on either two circulars or two DPNs. I did do it with one circular needle but it was a real pain and I don’t recommend it.
Step 1: Using a Long Tail cast on, cast on 1 more stitch than the pattern requires.
Step 2: Turn the needle around. Move the stitches so they’re on the cable (this makes the next step easier).
Step 3 Using the working yarn, knit into the foot of each stitch. DO NOT work into the last stitch. That stitch is your slip knot and the foot of that stitch will be different. You will have 1 extra stitch on the first needle and 1 too-few on the second needle.
Step 4: Put the two needles together and move the “extra” stitch from the first needle to the second. Now both needles have the same number of stitches.
Step 5: Work one round even.
Now you’re ready to work the rest of your toe!
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