Our very own Sandy stars in this knitting instructional video about how to do a cable cast on. We hope you enjoy it!
How to do a Cable Cast-on
This is one of Sandy's favorite cast-ons. She taught herself how to do a cable cast-on with the instructions from the Vogue Big Book, a book she wouldn't be without! When casting-on, Sandy hates to not have enough yarn to complete a long tail cast-on or to waste yarn by having way too much tail left over. So a cable cast-on is the perfect solution! It makes a firm, less stretchy edge that is perfect when there is no ribbing at the beginning of your project.
Start by making a slip knot and slipping it onto your left needle.
Insert your right-hand needle into the slip stitch as if to knit, wrap and pull a loop through, twist away from you and then slip the newly made stitch onto the left hand needle.
Now that you have your first two stitches on your left hand needle, insert your right-hand needle between the stitches, wrap the yarn as if to knit and pull a loop through, twist away from you and then slip the newly made stitch onto the left-hand needle.
Continue to insert your right-hand needle between the stitches, wrap the yarn as if to knit and pull a loop through, twist away from you and then slip the newly made stitch onto the left-hand needle until you have the desired number of stitches.
Insert your right-hand needle between the stitches before you tighten up the last stitch made. This takes the struggle out of inserting your needle between the stitches.
This cast-on give a lovely twisted look to your edge. If you slip your newly made stitches from the right-hand needle to the left straight across it gives a softer twist and when you transfer your stitches giving them a twist, as Sandy does, it makes a firmer twist on the edge. Knitter's choice!
Posted by Doug of Jimmy Beans Wool
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