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What is the Stretchiest cast on knitting?

What is the Stretchiest cast on knitting?

The stretchiest cast-on methods add in extra yarn to create an elastic–rather than rigid–edge that will grow to accommodate an wider circumference than the knitting. Knowing a few types of stretchy cast-ons gives you more flexibility (literally and metaphorically) in your knitting.

What is the best way to cast on for knitting?

Knitted Cast On

  1. Make a slip knot and put it on your needle.
  2. Pass the needle in the right hand through the loop on the left needle and bring the right needle under the left needle.
  3. With your left hand, wrap the working yarn around your left hand needle.
  4. Bring the right needle back through the loop on the left needle.

What’s the best cast on for ribbing?

The alternating cable cast on is also quite stretchy, making it nicely suited for ribbing. In fact, I sometimes refer to it as my “ribbing cast on”! While this cast on is more advanced than a long tail cast on, it’s a great technique to use for hats, mittens, socks and sweater sleeves.

Is long tail cast on good for hats?

The long tail tubular cast is ideal for projects that need a stretchy trim, such as socks and hats. It works very well in situations where you need a firm edge, but it is useless when used on something that needs a stretchy ribbing, such as socks or a hat. The edge is too firm to stretch adequately.

What is the advantage of casting on thumb method?

The advantages of the thumb cast on: It creates a stretchy cast on and therefore is suitable for garments that need give e.g. sock and mitt cuffs (a revelation for me as hinted at in the introduction above!) It is simple to do in the middle of your knitting as you continue to work in the same direction.

What is the purpose of a provisional cast on in knitting?

A provisional cast-on is a temporary cast-on method that holds onto live stitches so that they can be knit into later. Designed to be removable, you cast on using waste yarn or knotting cord. We recommend using a smooth, firm yarn that’s in a contrasting color—easy to see and unzip from your live stitches.

How do you knit first row after provisional cast on?

Take the waste yarn and do a chained or crochet cast on. Then work those stitches with your working yarn – this is your first row of the pattern. It’s easy to do, but you should have a crochet hook of similar size than your knitting needles, and your waste yarn should also be close in thickness to your working yarn.

When to use cast on method for knitting?

Uses: This cast-on method forms a firmer edge that is nice and even and looks like a cable. It isn’t stretchy, so don’t use it for hats or the bottoms of sweaters if you need them to be able to stretch. Also known as: No known aliases.

Can a Provisional cast on be used for crochet?

The provisional cast-on is a great way to add stitches that you’ll want to knit from again. You start with a bit of crochet, work into it with knitting and then when you’re ready, you can take out the crochet chain and you’re left with live knitting stitches.

Do you need two knitting needles to cast on?

This cast-on method creates a nice even edge that is strong and somewhat less elastic than the edge you get from the long-tail method. Unlike the first two cast-on methods mentioned, the cable cast-on requires two knitting needles, rather than one.

Do you count cast ons in long tail knitting?

For this reason, when using the long tail cast-on, some knitters count their cast-on as their first row. However, this is not necessary, and not all knitters (and almost no patterns) call the cast-on in this method row one.