Knitting - Basic Techniques
This cast-on method is used when working a circular or square motif from the center out. Increasing stitches with a yarn over makes a delicate lace pattern.
Using double-pointed needles.
Using 3 or 4 short needles, cast on the required number of stitches by working knit 1, yarn over into the center of a yarn loop. After working 3 or 4 rows, pull the yarn end to tighten the loop.
Using a crochet hook
Cast on by pulling up loops from within the central loop. When you have cast on the required number of stitches, divide them evenly onto 3 or 4 double-pointed needles. When you have worked 3 or 4 rows, pull the yarn end to tighten the loop.
Divide the stitches evenly, moving them to the needles 1 stitch at a time. Be sure the stitches are oriented on the needles correctly (see diagram). The yarn on the right-hand side of each stitch should face the front.