The Cable Cast-On
Tricot / Knitting
I really like the cable cast-on: it allows you to cast-on without leaving a long tail, it is pretty and very useful to cast-on stitches at the beginning or the end of a row in the middle of a knitting.
SET UP STEPS:
|F i g . 1 - Make a slip
knot and place it on
the left needle. It is the first stitch.
|Fig. 2-3 - Knit the first
stitch but do not
remove it from the right needle.
|Fig. 4-5 - Place the new stitch on the top of the left needle taking it from the front loop to twist it.|
|STEPS TO REPEAT UNTIL YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF STITCHES:|
|Fig. 6-7 - Insert the needle in between the 2 first stitches of the left needle, knit but do not remove it from the needle.|
|Fig. 8-9 - Place the new stitch on the top of the left needle taking it from the front loop to twist it.|
|Fig. 10 - You have to pay attention: the first and second stitches you cast-on are always very tightened, do not kit these stitches together at first row.|