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  • Crochet Chain (Provisional) Cast-On

    With smooth, contrasting waste yarn and crochet hook, make a loose chain of about four stitches more than you need to cast on. Cut yarn and pull tail through last chain to secure. With needle, working yarn, and beginning two stitches from last chain worked, pick up and knit one stitch through the back...
    Posted to Glossary by LouisaDemmitt on Jun 20, 2013
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  • Provisional Cast-On

    Place a loose slipknot on needle held in your right hand. Hold waste yarn next to slipknot and around left thumb; hold working yarn over left index finger. *Bring needle forward under waste yarn, over working yarn, grab a loop of working yarn (Figure 1), then bring needle to the front, over both yarns...
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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  • Knitted Cast-On

    Place slipknot on left needle if there are no established stitches. *With right needle, knit into first stitch (or slipknot) on left needle (Figure 1) and place new stitch onto left needle (Figure 2). Repeat from *, always knitting into last stitch made. Figure 1 Figure 2
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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  • Long Tail Cast-On

    Leaving a long tail (about 1-2" for each stitch to be cast on), make a slipknot and place on right needle. Place thumb and index finger of left hand between yarn ends so that working yarn is around index finger and tail end is around thumb. Secure ends with your other fingers and hold palm upwards...
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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  • Chain-Edge Cast-On

    This cast-on method is worked with a crochet hook and can be used in one of two ways: as a decorative cast-on that forms a tidy chain and perfectly matches the bind-off row, or as a provisional cast-on. If the decorative cast-on is desired, use the working yarn for the crochet chain. For a provisional...
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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  • Channel Island Cast-On

    Make a slipknot with two balls of yarn, leaving long tails (about 1" per stitch). The slipknot counts as one stitch. Cut one of the strands connected to a ball of yarn. Place the single strand over your left index finger and wrap the double strands counterclockwise around your thumb. *Make a yarnover...
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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  • Cable Cast-On

    If there are no established stitches, begin with a slipknot, knit one stitch in slipknot and slip this new stitch to left needle. *Insert right needle ­be­tween first two stitches on left needle (Figure 1). Wrap yarn as if to knit. Draw yarn through to complete stitch (Figure 2) and slip this...
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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  • Cast-On

    Casting on lays the foundation for your knitting project. It is the method by which stitches are formed that you then knit or purl to form your knitted item. Download this PDF to learn more about how to Cast-On . See also: Backward Loop Cast-On, Cable Cast-On, Chain Edge Cast-On, Channel Island Cast...
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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  • Backward-Loop Cast-On (Right Slanting)

    *Loop working yarn as shown and place it on needle backward (with right leg of loop in back of needle). Repeat from *.
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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