How to cast on with your thumb

Casting on with your thumb is a fast way of working a long-tail cast-on, perfect for yarn with a firm twist. This method follows the knitted cast-on method, but uses a thumb instead of one needle. It's faster than working with two needles, hence its popularity!

Step-by-step

  1. Pull three times the width of the project you are knitting.
  2. Wind the yarn around your thumb, and insert a needle knitwise.
  3. Bring the yarn around the needle.
  4. Bring the needle through the stitch and on to the needle. Pull to tighten.
  5. Repeat.

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