Knitting Basics: Double Start Cast On
Most knitters progress similarly. We usually have one favorite cast on, and it is probably the one we learned from the person who taught us. But learning new techniques for beginning your projects allows you to take your knitting to a whole new level. We have already learned the basic cast ons (here: https://lifehack.craftorator.com/64-mastering-knitting-basics-cast-on.html and here: https://lifehack.craftorator.com/66-mastering-knitting-basics-cast-on-part-2.html) and now I’d like to continue with a series of decorative, stretchy, circular techniques, and more! I hope you’ll try them all and find your favorites! Today I invite you to learn a very nice one – double start cast on.
This cast on is very stretchy and because of this, it is often used for the cuffs of socks, mittens, and hats. It is like the Long-Tail Cast On in construction; the difference is in the second stitch of each cast-on pair, where the yarn wraps in the reverse direction around the thumb. You can add an extra strand or two of yarn on the thumb side to make a more pronounced and decorative edge.