The Easiest Way to Do Judy’s Magic Cast On

The Easiest Way to Do Judy's Magic Cast On

There are many modifications to the original Magic Cast On that was developed by Judy Becker 15 years ago. I tested all variations I could find to come up with a way that is the easiest and the most efficient.

The method explained in this tutorial is a blend of several adjustments and it works well for different setups that allow us to knit in the round. You can use this technique when you work with double-pointed needles, two circular needles or one long circular needle using the magic loop.

It could be a bit tricky to make this cast on with a very short circular needle, so I wouldn’t recommend it. Otherwise, it is a great way to start toe-up socks, seamless bags (like the Rope Bag), toys and any other projects that should begin from a closed edge.

This cast on is simple and easy to remember. It always forms a nice-looking seamless edge without any ridges on the wrong side of the work.


The full step-by-step photo tutorial about this method, is a part of the Knitting Collection #5. Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (336 pages!) with this and 46 other tutorials included in the collection.

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

The Easiest Way to Do Judys Magic Cast On | 10 rows a day
The Easiest Way to Do Judys Magic Cast On | 10 rows a day
The Easiest Way to Do Judys Magic Cast On | 10 rows a day
The Easiest Way to Do Judys Magic Cast On | 10 rows a day

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