Cast-on stitches step 10

Cast-on Stitches

Every knitting project starts with casting on stitches. Here’s how it’s done.

Step 1: Make a big loop with the beginning of the yarn by tying it around your fingers.

Cast-on stitches step 1
Cast-on stitches step 1

Step 2: Now take the beginning of your yarn and tie it once around your big loop. This creates a second, smaller loop.

Cast-on stitches step 2
Cast-on stitches step 2

Step 3: Then you put the beginning of your yarn through the small loop you have just tied.

Cast-on stitches step 3
Cast-on stitches step 3

Step 4: Put your knitting needle through the big loop. Pull the working yarn to tie the stitch tightly to your knitting needle. You have your first stitch on the needle.

Cast-on stitches step 4
Cast-on stitches step 4

Step 5: Knit 1 stitch. If you don’t know how to do that, check the tutorial “The Knit Stitch“. Important: Don’t let the first stitch slip from your left knitting needle!

Cast-on stitches step 5
Cast-on stitches step 5

Step 6: Put the left knitting needle through the new stitch on your right knitting needle.

Cast-on stitches step 6
Cast-on stitches step 6

Step 7: After you have done that, you can pull the right knitting needle out of the stitch.

Cast-on stitches step 7
Cast-on stitches step 7

Step 8: Pull the working yarn again to tie the stitch tightly to the knitting needle. You have your second stitch on your knitting needle.

Cast-on stitches step 8
Cast-on stitches step 8

Step 9: Now simply repeat steps 5 to 8 until you have hit the desired number of stitches.

Cast-on stitches step 9
Cast-on stitches step 9
Cast-on stitches step 10
Cast-on stitches step 10
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