Fancy Cast On: Knit, Yarnover, Knit (kyok)

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There are so many ways to cast on your knitting. In this video, knitting expert Corrina Ferguson shares an interesting cast on that she created that can be used to rapidly increase the stitches on the needle. She calls it the Fancy Cast On, as it creates a beautiful detail along the top of the project. This cast on is perfect for shawls and necklines of sweaters.

To begin, Corrina works a very loose long tail cast on by holding two needles together. On the next row, she works a Right-Side row where the stitch count will be tripled. Corrina worked 5 stitches for the loose long tail cast on and she increases to 15 stitches on the next row.

Corrina uses a KYOK (knit, yarn over, knit) increase for every stitch on the Right-Side row. She purls the stitches on the Wrong Side. This cast on is elongated, but not stretchy, making it the perfect choice when you need to increase rapidly at the beginning of a project.