Knitted cast on knitting instructions

The knitted cast on is an easy cast on knitting method to learn and is probably one you'll use a lot. 

It also seems to have quite a few names like, two needle cast on and knit on cast on, knitting on cast on and maybe a few others too. 

It's a great cast on to learn when you are learning how to knit because there's a little bonus when you learn it.

As you work this cast on you're also learning how to knit stitch, well almost but it's super handy.

The only difference is that as you work this cast on you knit into the loop on your left needle in order to create a new stitch. 

When you knit the knit stitch you drop the loop on the left needle because it has been worked.

Actually if you take a look at my knit stitch tutorial you'll see what I mean.

More Facts About The Knitted Cast On

  • Creates a stretchy edge
  • Great all around cast on
  • Creates two stitches out of one
  • First row is easier to knit into than the single cast on method
  • Useful when you need to add extra stitches in the middle of a row
  • Nice alternative instead of long tail cast on

This knit on cast on method is one of my favorites I must admit, and I use this and the long tail cast on the most.

How Do You Start To Cast On Stitches

The easiest way for beginners to start casting on stitches is by making a simple slip knot on your knitting needle. It creates a starting point to cast on.

Then you can start casting on with my step-by-step instructions just below. 

Do You Count The Slip Knot As A Stitch When Knitting On?

Yes you do. If you use a slip knot to begin casting on it's counted as a stitch

Is The Cast On Row Counted As A Row Of Knitting?

No the knitted cast on does not create a row of knitting. 

But the popular long tail cast on method does create a cast on row and a knitted row all in one. That's pretty cool.

Let's get started with this 

Knitted Cast On Instructions

Before you start the knitted cast on you'll need to make a slip knot.  

And also please note the pictures are on top with instructions just below. 

Knitted cast on knitting instructions

Insert your right needle into that first stitch (slip knot) from front to back.

Knit cast on knitting instructions

With your working yarn (ball end) wrap the yarn around the right needle counterclockwise 

Knitted cast on knitting instructions

Snug it up a little but not too tight.

Knitted cast on knitting instructions

With the yarn still wrapped around your right needle slowly bring it through the loop on your left needle.

Knitted cast on knitting instructions

There. You just created a new stitch on your right needle.

Knitting cast on knitting instructions

Now all you are going to do is move the stitch on your right needle over to your left needle. 

So with your left needle just push it through the loop on your right needle from front to back and catch the stitch and slip it onto your left needle.

Knitted cast on knitting instructions

There! You've just created two stitches out of one! And you have worked a two-needle cast on stitch!

Now just continue casting on knitting stitches until you have the amount of stitches you need.

The following knitting videos show you how to cast on knitting with this method.

Knitted Cast On Video - English Method

Knitted Cast On Video - Continental Style

Hope this helps. Happy Knitting!

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