Beautiful Cast On Edging for Hats, Mittens and Socks

Criss-Cross Cast On Border Worked in the Round

Since I published a tutorial about a gorgeous criss-cross cast on border, I was flooded with requests for instructions that explain how we can add this edging to a project worked in the round. You are absolutely right, my friends, to send those requests – the elasticity (and beauty!) of this edging makes it perfect for hats, mittens, top-down socks and other seamless projects.

So I took yarn and needles and fiddled with stitches until I found a way to make this cast on edging suitable for working in the round so that the lovely criss-cross pattern is not interrupted.

Here’s how it works.

Now the edging is finished and we can work in the main pattern of the project. There is no need to shift the beginning of the round back by one stitch to the “true” beginning of the round. It is easier to accept the “shifted” beginning of the round and use it as you work in any pattern of your choice.


The full step-by-step photo tutorial about this method, is a part of the Knitting Collection #4. Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (351 pages!) with this and 47 other tutorials included in the collection.

You will also receive one e-book and two knitting patterns as a special bonus, so go ahead and get it all right now before you forget 😊


If you enjoyed this tutorial,
here’s something else you might find helpful:

“Matching Cast Ons and Bind Offs” Book

Discover six pairs of cast on and bind off methods that form identical edges on projects worked flat and in the round.

“Neat Side Edges” Book

Learn twelve ways to make side edges of a knitted project nice and tidy. Plus, ways to fix side edges, and a way to improve edges of finished projects.


Happy knitting!

Maryna Shevchenko - www.10rowsaday.com

Beautiful Cast On Edging for Hats, Mittens and Socks | 10 rows a day
Beautiful Cast On Edging for Hats, Mittens and Socks | 10 rows a day
Beautiful Cast On Edging for Hats, Mittens and Socks | 10 rows a day
Beautiful Cast On Edging for Hats, Mittens and Socks | 10 rows a day