• 15:56

    Learn the Magic Cast On

    Lorilee Beltman explains what the magic cast on is, tells you why it’s useful, and shares some of its most popular applications, such as toe-up socks. With Lorilee’s guidance, you’ll soon understand the mechanics of the cast on, no matter which style of knitting you prefer. The magic cast on and many applications in knitting…

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  • 7:36

    Two Needle Provisional Cast On

    When knitting, a provisional cast on is a useful skill to be able to work your fabric in opposite directions. There are several variations of the provisional cast on, and which one you choose depends on personal preference and what’s right for your knitting project. In this video, knitting expert Mary Beth Temple demonstrates how…

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  • 4:33

    Casting On With Two Needles Held Together

    The long tail cast on is one of the most commonly used cast on methods in knitting. It makes a lovely edge and is often the first cast on a person learns on their knitting journey. Having a loose cast on is important for many projects, but what if you’re someone who casts on too…

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  • 6:41

    Stretchy Cast On Method: German Twisted Cast On

    For many projects, it’s important that you have a cast on that can stretch with your knitted fabric. Particularly for the starts of hats and socks, and other things that need to stretch around body parts, using a stretchy cast on can be the difference between your project fitting or not. In this video, Jen…

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  • 8:25

    Judy’s Magic Provisional Cast On

    Judy’s Magic Cast On is a versatile cast on that is perfect for projects worked in the round like toe-up socks or top-down mittens. But how else can you use this magical cast on? In this video, knitting expert Mary Beth Temple explains how to work a provisional version of Judy’s Magic Cast On. To…

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  • 7:26

    I-Cord Cast On

    The first step to any knitting project is to cast on for the piece. There are many different types of cast on methods, some being functional and some more decorative. In this video, Mary Beth Temple explains how to work a beautiful, decorative I-cord cast on. To begin, Mary Beth casts on 4 stitches using…

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  • 5:01

    Folded Picot Cast On

    The folded picot cast on is a beautiful decorative edge, perfect for the cuff of a sock or sweater. In this video, Corrina Ferguson demonstrates how to work the folded picot cast on. FOLDED PICOT CAST ON INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLAT KNITTING Cast on an odd number of stitches using the backwards loop cast on. Row…

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  • 4:05

    Two-Tail Long Tail Cast On

    The Long Tail Cast On is a popular cast on method due to the fact that it’s quick, easy, and leaves a flexible edge. One downside to this cast on is that you need to estimate the length of the tail before starting the project. In this video, Michele Lee Bernstein demonstrates how to work…

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  • 5:01

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

    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…

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