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How to knit: casting on

Learn how to knit with these fun knitting instructions videos! Woman's Weekly shows you step-by-step knitting for beginners with this how to cast on video
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Learn how to knit with these fun knitting instructions videos! Woman's Weekly knitting expert Tina Egleton shows you step-by-step knitting for beginners with this how to cast on video.

 

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Learn how to knit: casting on

  • Take ball of yarn and pull up the centre loop.
  • Make the end of the yarn into a ring taking the short end across the front and to the back of the ring.
  • Insert your needle through the ring and under the short end and draw through a loop.
  • Pull up the ends, then shorten the end only to tighten up the slipknot.
  • With a needle holding the slipknot in your left hand and yarn at back; insert the point of the right hand needle into the slipknot.
  • Take the yarn under and over the point of the right hand needle and draw the loop through, without dropping the slipknot off the left needle.
  • Place this loop on the left needle. This is how you make a stitch.
  • Insert the point of the right hand needle between the last two stitches and take the yarn under and over the point of the right hand needle.
  • Draw this through and place the loop on the left hand needle.
  • Continue working in this way by working between the last two stitches until the required number of stitches have been cast on.

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