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CIRCULAR CAST-ON also known as a pinhole cast-on. To achieve this a crochet hook is recommended but you can also use a spare needle. With the yarn tail to your right and working yarn to your left, wrap the tail twice around your fingers as shown, forming a complete loop. Anchor the yarn tail with your other fingers, as it gets in the way & loosens up your stitches if it's not held down! Insert the crochet hook through the loop on your fingers, & pull the working yarn through, leaving it in the hook. Then take the hook over the loop & pick up the working yarn again, & pull it through the loop on the hook - your first stitch has been formed! Repeat this - hook into loop, grab yarn; hook over loop, grab yarn, pull through the loop on the hook - until you have the desired no. of stitches. You're essentially creating the stitches around the loop, & it's the perfect opposite to threading your yarn through the crown stitches & pulling tight on a bottom-up Hat. Once you've worked a few rounds, gently tug on the yarn tail to close the loop - the perfect top-down cast-on. . #learnitwithwoolly #knitvideo #instatutorial #instavideo #woollywormhead #knittechniques #knittech #wwmkal2017 #wwmkal #knitters #knittersofig #knitting #howtoknit
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
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