When you begin to work on a pattern placing the first row of stitches on the needle is known as "casting on". All further rows are working into these initial loops. This can be done on one or two needles and the method may be specified in the pattern. Single cast on is often used for fine knitting and baby clothes because it produces a loose, soft edge.

Making A Slip Loop

Wrap your yarn around Pull Both ends of the yarn

1. Wrap your yarn around two fingers twice & pull through the twisted yarn with a knitting needle

2. Pull both ends of the yarn to tighten the slip loop

Single Cast On

With the slip over Lift the yarn

1. With the slip over loop on your right hand needle wrap the working end of the yarn around your left thumb and hold it in the palm of your hand. Put the needle through the yarn behind the thumb.

2. Lift the yarn and slide the new "stitch" towards the slip loop. Tighten the working end to secure the stitch until you have the required number.

Two-Needle Method

Two-needle method Tow-needle method

1. With the slip loop on your left hand needle, insert your right hand needle through the loop from front to back.

2. Bring the yarn under and over your right handneedle.

Two-needle method Two-needle method

3. Draw up the yarn through the slip loop to make a stitch.

4. Place the stitch on your left hand needle. Continue to make stitches drawing the yarn through the last stitch on your left hand needle.