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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Learn to Knit -- Cable Cast On Method Video Tutorial

The video below shows how to cast on in knitting using the Cable Cast On method. This method is good to use if you want an elastic and decorative edge such as for socks or hats, and works well also for ribbing such as for sweaters. You will notice it is very similar to the Knitting On method of casting on, except that for each stitch the needle is inserted between the two previous stitches instead of into the front of the previous stitch.

One thing to keep in mind when casting on using this method, as with all cast on methods, is to keep your stitches l-o-o-s-e! You will see in the video that my stitches were a tad snug on the needle, partly because I tend to be a tight knitter, but also because it's hard to knit around a camera and tripod!

If you find your cast on edges consistently too tight, try using a needle one or two sizes larger for your cast on row, or cast on over two needles and pull one out when you are finished casting on.

So here's the video. I hope you find it helpful.

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