Improved Tuck Cast On

Improved Tuck Cast On

There are a few ways to make a cast on edge that keeps the stockinette fabric from curling without drastically changing the look of this widely used stitch pattern. All these ways have one major disadvantage – the very bottom of the edge is bumpy and uneven.

It happens because we pull stitches from the edge to form a tuck, our secret weapon against the infamous stockinette curl.

I tested different approaches and found a method that allows us to get the best from both worlds – a non-curling edge decorated with a lovely chain of stitches at the bottom.

Let’s see how we can make it. 

To add this edging to a project worked in the round, follow the same steps but knit all stitches in every round for three rounds when you make the narrow band of fabric that forms a tuck later on. The rest of the process is exactly the same as the one we followed when we added Tuck Cast On to a piece of fabric worked back and forth.

The edge formed by this cast on method is quite stretchy. That makes it perfect for any project, from hats and sweaters to mittens and top-down socks. It is a beautiful edge that does not leave the stockinette curl a single chance.

The full step-by-step photo tutorial about this method, is a part of the Knitting Collection #7. Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (282 pages!) with this and 37 other tutorials included in the collection.

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

Do you prefer to have matching cast on and bind off edges in your projects?

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 -

Improved Tuck Cast On | 10 rows a day
Improved Tuck Cast On | 10 rows a day
Improved Tuck Cast On | 10 rows a day