Let me start by saying that I am a visual learner. I probably own 15 knitting books and well over 100 magazines and those little hand drawn images that you are supposed to learn from…well I can’t! I need either a live person or a video. Someone really special in my life, Sally, taught me how to do the double cast on method in knitting. Sally passed about two years ago, but she lives on with me every time I knit. I am going to attempt to pass on some of her vast knitting knowledge to you through a series of video tutorials. The first of which is the double cast on method.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, than a video is worth ten-thousand words.
Reasons why the double cast on method rocks:
- It acts as a first row of stitches (but I never count it – my preference, you can if you like!)
- It is incredibly secure – very unlikely to unravel (great for sweaters and projects for kids)
- If your tension is held even while casting on, there will be no gaps in your stitches and it will help maintain your gauge
- Once you have mastered it, it is faster than the basic single cast on method
- It looks cool when you are doing – you will be a hit on the subway, knitting during your daily commute!
For the rest of the steps I have screen shots:
|Back view of your hand
|Front view of your hand