This is easy to work and it looks good. It’s my preferred cast-on for toe-up socks.
Can I use the Turkish Cast On for Projects other than Socks?
It’s also great for hoods, mittens, purses or just about anywhere that needs a closed start.
The Turkish CO with the first few rows worked.
It’s very similar to the Figure 8 Cast on but you don’t bring the yarn through the middle. This difference is why the Turkish Cast On is tighter.
See how tight this cast on is!
Get our step by step guidance on the next page.
How to Work the Turkish Cast On
Hold the needles parallel with one on top of the other and facing the right.
Make a slip knot and place it on the bottom needle (counts as first st). You’ll be using the yarn coming from the ball, so you don’t need a long tail as it will all get woven in.
This is just a sampling of what’s in our Casting On and Binding Off PDF!
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.