Knitting: Part 2

In this knitting lesson you will learn how to cast on.  Before learning how to cast on you will want to know how to tie a slip knot.  As long as you know how to tie a slip knot, this is a fairly simple project.  If you do not know how go to Knitting: Part 1.


– Yarn

– Knitting Needles


– Working Yarn: This refers to the yarn that is connected to the ball of yarn.

– Tail: The tail is the extra yarn from the slip knot; I sometimes refer to this as the shorter piece of yarn.  Leave this yarn there but do not use it unless noted.  It is important so do not cut it.

-Slip Knot:  A slip knot is a knot that can be easily undone by simply pulling the tail.

-Cast On:  Casting on determines the length or width of your project.

Step 1: Start by sticking your needle into the slipknot.  Then cross the yarn in between the needles.BA45087F-CDAC-4E8F-BD13-FE3A037C404F

Step 2:  This is a more complicated step.  In this step you will need to take the needle on the *right and duck it under the yarn in the middle.

Step 3:  Now, you will slip the stitch (the loop on the right needle) onto the *left needle.


Step 4: To finish casting on, you will repeat steps 1-4 but, instead of inserting the needle into the slip knot you will insert the needle into the most recent stitch. 7703C3EB-0D30-4B1A-9B7C-E3C4CFB22FF0

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*These directions are designed for those that are right-handed.  If you are left handed flip-flop the left/right directions so that the instructions are accurate.

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