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 […]
how to cast on
This tutorial is about a beautiful edging that we make right after we cast on stitches. In just four fairly simple rows we turn a basic cast on into an elaborate picot edge with a line of long twisted stitches above it. I learned this cast on method from a video suggested by Rita –
When a project requires steep increases, the pattern will instruct us to cast on a certain number of stitches at the beginning of a row. At first, it might seem confusing, because we usually cast on stitches when there are no stitches on the needles, not when we are already halfway through the project. Despite
There are lots of lovely ways to cast on stitches – some of them are plain, others create a fancy edging. But sometimes we need to make the cast on edge absolutely invisible. It usually happens when we are about to start seamless projects worked in the round, like cushions, bags, toys and toe-up socks.
There are many ways to do a provisional cast on, but the result is always the same – the cast on edge is not really an “edge”, but a set of open stitches that we can pick up later on. Many of the ways involve a crochet hook, but not all knitters have one or