A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 307,554
Currently Running With Scissors:
337 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: how do you cast on?  (Read 1232 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
indigo flower girl
« on: October 24, 2004 02:17:24 PM »

i can knit.. i can purl.. but HOW DO I CAST ON??? Huh


Smile like you mean it, and let yourself let go.
Offline Offline

Posts: 84
Joined: 15-Mar-2004

Frankie says: Relax.

View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2004 02:23:36 PM »

here's the best explanation I can give:
have your needle in your right hand. make a knotted circle for the first stitch and put in on the needle. take the yarn in your left hand and grab it with your hand facing away from you and twist it around so your palm is facing you. this will kinda encircle your palm with the yarn (the end going back to the ball of yarn should be feeding out the right side of your palm). take your needles and slide it under the yarn that is across your palm (slide from the bottom up) and pull tight-ish onto the needles, so that larger loop that was just on your palm is now on your needle. and then, you know, wash, rinse, repeat.

does that make sense? anyone have a better explanation?

« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2004 02:36:50 PM »

Hooray for streaming video!


Edit:  Oh darn!  That wasn't what I thought it was  Sad

http://www.arcadiaknitting.com/caston.htm has a great tutorial though!
« Last Edit: October 24, 2004 02:40:42 PM by purple_octopus » THIS ROCKS   Logged
I'm Glazed!
Offline Offline

Posts: 140
Joined: 11-Oct-2004

Save your forks, there's pie!!

View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2004 05:01:31 PM »

I don't know why but casting on took me forever to get.  I spent a two hour knitting class trying to learn to cast on, giving up, and never going to back to the class. I finally taught myself using this site:


Now if I could just remember how to purl I'll be alright (i keep learning how and then forgetting very quickly)

« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2004 11:47:57 PM »

Casting on can be hard when yiou are first learning.  Try www.stitchguide.com   They have great videos that will show you how - or go to your lys and they should be happy to help you out.
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2004 10:54:05 PM »

gosh...i just make a slipknot and then slide it onto my needle.....hold the needle in a fist kinda with your thumbnail a little short of the tip of the needle.....then wrap from underneath the needle up the left side and over to the right in a circle (aka clockwise) and wrap it with the yarn going over your thumb the first time around and then wrap with the yarn going over just the needle above your thumb for the second time and then tilt your thumb so that the yarn that is on it goes over the top of the needle and pull snug and repeat the wraps for each cast on stitch
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Craftster Quickies: How to Make Tabletop Holiday Trees
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Holiday Bingo
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Kitty Floss Holders

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.