Knitting Basics: Cast On with Knit-On Method

This Knit-On method is a great and easier alternative to the Longtail Cast On Method.

Hello Friends! Today I wanted to introduce you to a new feature on my website where I’ll bring you tutorials for beginner Craft and Needlework help. Maybe you’ve never done a particular type of craft and want to learn how. Or maybe it’s been a long time since you’ve taken a stitch and need a little reminder of how to get started. Hopefully these posts will help you do just that, so you can continue your handiwork and create some beautiful things!

In our survey a few months ago, I had lots of people email me saying they’d like some easy knitting or crochet projects. I thought I’d start at the beginning with casting on. For any knitting project you’ll need to begin by casting on a certain number of stitches and this is my favorite tutorial for what I think is the easiest way for a beginner to cast on their needles—the wrap-on method.

Hopefully this helps my readers out there that are anxious to learn how to knit with the wide variety of beautiful yarns that are available. Stay tuned for my next tutorial, which will teach you the basic Stockinette Stitch. You’ll be knitting like a pro in no time!

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Materials for How To Cast On Using Knit-On Method:

  • Knitting needles in a comfortable-to-you size

  • Yarn

Video Demonstration of Knit-On Knitting Cast on Method:

Instructions for Casting on with KnIt-On Method:

Step 1

Make a slip knot and insert one needle into the stitch. This is the first stitch of your cast on row.

Step 2

Hold the needle with the slip knot on it in your non-dominant hand.

Step 3

Insert the other needle into first stitch on left needle as if to knit.

Step 4

Bring the yarn over the working needle, wrap yarn, and draw it through the loop.

Step 5

Then, take this new stitch that's on your working needle and slip it onto the same needle as your slip stitch.

Repeat steps 3-6 until you've got the required number of cast on stitches for your pattern.

Special thanks to All Free Knitting for allowing us to share their great tutorial with our readers!

Knitting Basics at Yarn Scissors Silk Cast On Knit-On Method