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WINDING CAST-ON I've learnt this is very similar to the Turkish Cast-on with a slightly different set-up but having never used that one, I can't say. This is the recommended cast-on for the #lateralishats - there's a PDF already on my website. What fascinates me most about it is that it's a true opposite to grafting & that never seems to get mentioned anywhere, for any of the relatives of this method. SO: a pair of circular needles a size or two smaller than needed (held stitches can get a little saggy) slip knot onto the top needle then wind your yarn around both needles as shown. If you wind it the other way your stitches will be twisted, so you'll want to work into the backs of the loops on the first row(s). Keep winding until you have all the stitches - in the patterns I designed using this method some only use half of the stitches to start with, some use all - so check what the pattern says. This method is used with flat knitting (unlike the Turkish Cast-on for sock toes?) The slip knit does not become part of the stitches but is a useful anchor if only half of the stitches will be used. Once all the stitches are created, take the needle you'll do the main knitting with & knit into the first row of stitches as directed. Do make sure that as you knit the first stitch the yarn is taken under the lower needle - that ensures you don't lose a stitch. Voila! This method can also be used as a provisional cast-on with waste yarn, & can also be used for directly working in the round but for the #lateralishats it's used flat, & one half of the stitches can be held until later needed. This means you can use it for centre out scarves, or anywhere where you might want to work something that gets grafted in reverse. #learnitwithwoolly #learntoknit #igvideo #instaknit #instatutorial #videoknitting #videotutorial #videoknits #video #woollywormhead #woollywormheadtutorials

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