Thumb loop casting on

Casting On

Apr 25

So today, it’s the thumb loop method. Sometimes called a long-tail method, but various cast-ons now have morphed into variations.

What is so special about this? Well, it’s stretchy for a start. It’s a good cast on for beginning beanies which don’t have ribbed edges.

Why bother learning more cast-on methods? It’s good to have a few in your repertoire. But not only that, learning a few casting on methods and practicing them is a great way to become more comfortable in handling the yarn. You’ll feel more confident in all of your knitting if you can simply pick up the yarn and needles (or needle in the case) and fly through the casting on process in no time.

Let me know in the comments if you have a favourite cast-on method.

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