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Learn how-to make a garter tab cast on with knitting expert Britt from sneezerville and then put your new skill to the test by stitching her hojas shawl.


  • How to cast on . How To Make A Garter Tab Cast On - Step 1
    Step 1

    cast on 3 sts in what every way you wish (but keep them loose)

  • How to cast on . How To Make A Garter Tab Cast On - Step 2
    Step 2

    knit 6 rows. you will then have 3 garter stitch ridges. you are going to pick up a stitch along the edge of each of these rows.

  • How to cast on . How To Make A Garter Tab Cast On - Step 3
    Step 3

    you can pick up and knit the edge stitches one at a time or place them all on the left hand needle first and then knit them. i do it one at a time.

  • How to cast on . How To Make A Garter Tab Cast On - Step 4
    Step 4

    you now have 6 stitches on the needle and are ready to pick up the edge stitches. again you can do this one at a time or put all 3 on at once and then knit them.

  • How to cast on . How To Make A Garter Tab Cast On - Step 5
    Step 5

    you now have 9 sts on the needle and are ready to begin knitting the meat of your shawl. see how nicely the garter ridges are laying (all the same direction).

  • How to cast on . How To Make A Garter Tab Cast On - Step 6
    Step 6

    use this cast on for my hojas shawl pattern.

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