Use this cast on to create a stretchy, chained edge. It’s great for socks, hats and mitts.
Unlike long tail cast ons, you don’t need to estimate the length of the tail. It uses the yarn connected to the ball, so you don’t need to waste yarn with a crazy-long tail.
But, you DO need a crochet hook. The size doesn’t need to be exact since you’re casting on to a knitting needle (the crochet hook is really just being used as a tool in this case).
How to Work It
Step 1: Make a slip knot and put on your knitting needle.
NOTE: This stitch does NOT count.
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About the Instructor: Jody Richards
Jody is the founder and lead editor of Knotions. She loves poring over stitch dictionaries and trying out new stitches. And while she likes all things crafting (well ok, except that one thing), yarn crafts are her true love (and she has the stash to prove it).
She’s a serial starter-of-projects and has a serious problem with finishing things without a deadline.
And don’t get her talking about hand-dyed yarns. You’ve been warned.