CAST ON THUMB METHOD SIRDAR

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Using a knitting needle pull the back thread through the front one to form a loop Fig. Contact us Privacy policy Terms of use Copyright. It makes an identical edging to long tail cast on but is much easier, in my opinion. Later stitches are picked up from the cast on edge. I must be missing something. Insert the right hand needle through the slipknot and pass the yarn over the right needle Fig. Make a slip knot about 1 metre from the end of the yarn. Is that a UK company?

HandyFamily a regular here. My understanding of a thumb cast on is similar but instead of passing the loop onto the right hand needle I knit into the loop and pass that loop onto the rhn. However, it takes a steady hand to avoid it being loose and loopy by the end of the first row. It’s not that much more than a thumb cast on, and you still have those easy-to-pick-up loops on the edge. Yes, done properly it does. Using a knitting needle pull the back thread through the front one to form a loop Fig. Perhaps it really is the long tail cast on and is called the thumb cast on in the UK.

Pull end to tighten loop Fig. Wind the meghod round the point of the right needle Fig. By ‘thumb cast on’, I understand this: Jan 29, Is that a UK company? Making a slip knot 1. Place the slip knot on a needle and hold the needle in the right hand thmb the ball end of the yarn over your first finger.

It took me over a decade to manage that and still have it loose enough to have some elasticity.

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If you really want to substitute a different cast on, I’d recommend the knitted cast on. Contact us Privacy policy Terms of use Copyright.

My understanding of a thumb cast on is similar but instead of passing the loop onto the right hand needle I knit into the loop and pass that loop onto the rhn. I would change that part – I also don’t really like the looks of the thumb cast on. I think you can use it. It took me forever to loosen up so my stitches didn’t squeak on the needles! Insert the right hand needle between the two stitches on the left needle.

How to Cast On

Wind the yarn around two fingers and over the two fingers again to the back of the first thread Fig. Is there any reason I can’t use the long tail cast on with the same results? Before you start to cast on you need to make a slipknot, for this is the starting point of almost everything you do in knitting.

The instructions say to cast on stitches using the thumb method. HandyFamily a regular here. It makes sirdaf identical edging to long tail cast on but is much easier, in my opinion.

Thumb Method Cast On

If I’ve misunderstood, I apologize. Insert the casf hand needle through the slipknot and pass the yarn over the right needle Fig. I use thumb cast on for everything!! Jessica-Jean a regular here. I must be missing something. When I first learned long-tail, I worked it too tightly. The pattern I plan to use is from Deramores.

Could this be right? I tend to knit more on the tight side but I think you get a much smoother edge. I find the thumb cast on to be loose and untidy. Later stitches are picked up from the cast on edge. Anyway, thank you all for your suggestions.

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Yes, done properly it does. Using a knitting needle pull the back thread through the front one msthod form a loop Fig. Perhaps it really is the long tail cast on and is called the thumb cast on in the UK.

I do occasionally do the thumb cast on, but only for small items. I am attempting to knit a Sirdar pattern called Lacy Shrug, a free pattern from Deramores, which is knitted in arrowhead lace.

There are many ways of casting on and here we describe a one needle method and a two needle method. Casting on with the thumb method one needle 1.

When I run into the patterns that say to use the thumb cast on, I just replace it with my normal cast on. Casting on forms the first row of stitches. Back to Top 2. It’s not that much more than a thumb cast on, and you still have those easy-to-pick-up casr on the edge.

However, it takes a steady hand to avoid it being loose and loopy by the end of the first row. As to the thumb cast on being a beautiful even edge, it’s merhod not the sturdiest – assuming we’re talking about the same thing.

I have always preferred the long tail cast on.