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Learn how-to cast on in knitting

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  • How to cast on . How To Cast On (Knitting) - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with a piece of yarn roughly 3 times longer than the width of your knitting project. This is the 'tail'. Don't cut it off from the ball of yarn though!

  • How to cast on . How To Cast On (Knitting) - Step 2
    Step 2

    At the end of your tail that is attached to the ball of wool, wrap the yarn around your fingers twice to make an x shape. You should have two pieces if yarn around your finger.

  • How to cast on . How To Cast On (Knitting) - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pull the piece of yarn closest to your knuckles under the other piece and pull through to make a loop.

  • How to cast on . How To Cast On (Knitting) - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pull the loop tight and slip it on to your needle. This is your 'slip knot'.

  • How to cast on . How To Cast On (Knitting) - Step 5
    Step 5

    Make another loop in your tail.

  • How to cast on . How To Cast On (Knitting) - Step 6
    Step 6

    Slip the new loop on to your needle and pull to tighten.

  • How to cast on . How To Cast On (Knitting) - Step 7
    Step 7

    You should now have two stitches on your needle.

  • Step 8

    Continue adding more loops in this way until you reach the desired width.. Make sure to keep some of your tail there so you can sew it up later.

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