Turkish Method Cast On

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on Mar 25, 2014 8:48 PM

Interweave Knits of Fall 2013 , Dressage Cap calls for the turkish method cast on and says find it in the 'Knitting Daily.com/Glossary. "  The Glossary tells me they do not have such a term in the glossary.  Has anyone found it somewhere else or can you tell me what the difference is between that and other cast-ons?

Betty Henderson 

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mmseeger wrote
on Mar 26, 2014 5:43 AM

Hold two needles parallel. Leaving a 6" (15 cm) tail in front, bring yarn from front to back between needles. *Wrap working yarn over top of both needles, around front, and under needles to back. Rep from * until number of wraps over top of needle equals half the number of stitches needed. Make sure that you have the same number of wraps on the bottom needle (Figure 1). Work stitches on top needle; stitches should be seated so that right leg is in front (Figure 2). Note that last stitch is anchored only by the tail; be careful not to pull free (Figure 3).


Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3


Rotate needles and work stitches on bottom needle (Figures 4 + 5).


Figure 4 Figure 5


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salmonmac wrote
on Mar 26, 2014 6:03 AM

A turkish cast on is a circular cast on for items like the toe of a sock. It's a very nice way to begin toe up socks or anything that requires a seamless ~circlar beginning. There's a good video here:



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ZassZ wrote
on Mar 26, 2014 10:31 PM


Hi Betty, 

You raised my curiosity when I read your post question.  The Turkish Cast-On is found in the Glossary under the initial "T" .  I found it by clicking on the brown bar at top of page FREE RESOURCES, then Glossary.  But here is the link for the short cut to it.  http://www.knittingdaily.com/glossary/turkish-cast-on.aspx  

 And all the women who were wise of heart spun with their hands, and they kept bringing as yarn the blue thread and the wool dyed reddish purple, the coccus scarlet material and the fine linen.   Ex. 35:25 

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