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ALTERNATE CABLE CAST-ON for 1x1 ribbing. Treat your first slip knot as your first purl stitch, then continue to cast on one stitch knit-wise then one stitch purl-wise, alternating between the two, until you have all your stitches (end after a knit-wise stitch for an even number!). Remember to insert your needle *behind* the previous stitch each time, not into it. Work one row flat then join in the round! Magic. #instatutorial #videoknits#woollywormheadtutorials#knittingtutorial#knittingtechniques#castoncastoff#knitstagram#knittersofinstagram#hatknitters
this little video helps demonstrate how the crochet provisional cast on is worked directly onto the needle. You'll want to download the full photo tutorial from my website to go with it. (link in profile). To work this cast on as a main cast on, simply cast on one less stitch than you need then pop that stitch from the hook onto the needle and voila! #igbeanie #knittersofinstagram #hatknitters #woollywormheadtutorials #knittingtutorial
CROCHET PROVISIONAL CAST-ON working the cast on directly onto the needle with a hook, for either a temporary cast-on (to be removed for grafting etc) or as a permanent cast-on. Start with a slip knot on the hook, take the yarn around the *back* of the needle, then take the hook across the front to pick up the yarn and then pull it through the loop on the hook. Keep going until you have enough stitches, always remembering to take the yarn back behind the needle. Simply unravel the cast-on stitch by stitch when you need those kept stitches. For a permanent cast-on, cast on 1st less than required then pop the stitch on the hook onto the needle - voila - a cast-on that perfectly mirrors a standard cast-off! There's more info in the PDF on my website - and the Cast On/Off methods have their own page now 😃 #instatutorial #videoknits #woollywormheadtutorials #knittingtechniques #castoncastoff #knitstagram #knittersofinstagram #sidewaysknitsftw
CABLE CAST-ON provides a neat sturdy edge, and just like crochet provisional cast-on it can be used mid-row. It can also be combined with the Alternate Cable Cast-on - my Kernmantle, Bubbles & Bellefleur patterns are examples of this in action. Start with a slip knot and insert the needle behind the stitch. You can work the first stitch into the loop if you're finding it a bit tricky to start. Then continue to to insert the needle *behind* each subsequent stitch, wrapping the yarn as if to knit then pulling the loop through and placing it in the needle. Voila! Yarn very kindly provided by @weareknitters! #instatutorial #castoncastoff #woollywormheadtutorials #instaknit #knittingtechniques #learnitwithwoolly #knitstagram #knittersofinstagram
more IG video tutorials coming soon!