How work a cable cast on

The cable cast-on method produces a beautifully straight edge and is perfect for visible hems and edges. It is similar to working a knitted cast on, but instead of knitting into each stitch to create a new one, you work between the stitches.

Step-by-step

  1. Make a slip knot (wind the yarn around your fingers, pull the tail through to make a loop and pull).
  2. Place the loop on the needle and tighten.
  3. Insert the right hand needle knitwise.
  4. Bring the yarn around the needle.
  5. Bring the needle underneath, and pull a loop upwards onto the left hand needle.
  6. Insert the needle between the two stitches and bring the yarn around the needle.
  7. Pull a loop upwards onto the left needle.
  8. Insert the needle into the last two stitches.
  9. Bring the yarn around the needle.
  10. Pull the loop upwards onto the left needle.
  11. Repeat.
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