Beginning at the Beginning: Casting on

You get the basics of knitting. You know how to follow a pattern, what “raglan” means, and why merino is infinitely superior to acrylic (not that I’m being a snob…). It’s time to start getting technical. Really technical.

Let’s talk about casting on. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Casting on (making that very first row of stitches) is something that most knitters basically ignore. Most of the time, I cast on only as a way to get to the meat of my pattern. But, spending a little time to find the perfect cast on for your project can elevate your knitwear from good to great.

So, for the next couple weeks, I want to talk to you about the various ways that you can cast on; each method’s benefits, problems, and how to use them.

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