Upload

Loading icon Loading...

This video is unavailable.

Knitting - Long-Tail Cast-on

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to like KnittingHelp.com's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to dislike KnittingHelp.com's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add KnittingHelp.com's video to your playlist.

Uploaded on Jun 22, 2007

More free videos available online at www.knittinghelp.com




Double Cast-On
aka Long-Tail Cast-On
aka Continental Cast-On
My favorite cast on method.
This creates a nice, stretchy edge that works well for stockinette stitch or for ribbing. Easy to knit from, easy to pick up stitches from, this is also the fastest cast-on I know, once you get the hang of it. It's even faster than Single Cast-On when you take into account that this method creates an already knitted row. (By the way, purl the first row if working stockinette on straight needles, because of the already-knitted row this creates.) Recommended for beginners, or anyone.

...Calculate 1/2" - 1" of yarn per stitch for the "long tail" that is required for this cast-on method. Let the tail dangle from the thumb of the left hand, so that it can untwist occasionally as you go (the thumb side gets twisted).

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Ratings have been disabled for this video.
Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.

Loading icon Loading...

Advertisement
Loading...
Working...
to add this to Watch Later

Add to