Tuesday, July 11, 2006

long-tail cast on

Let's try doing the long-tail cast on together.

1. Wrap your yarn two times around your loom. This will give you the "tail."
2. Make a slip knot at the top of the tail.
3. Place the slip knot on your starting peg.
4. Now take the yarn (working) coming from the skein.

5. E-wrap the peg to the right with the working yarn. Lay the long "tail" above the wrap and pull the wrap over the long tail (knit off).

6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you reach the last peg. You are now ready to begin knitting your first row using your working yarn.


Janice said...

What great photos. THANKS for posting them. PS)You have a great blog!

Debi said...

That is definitely the best explanation I've ever seen for this!!!! Thanks, hugs, kisses and chocolate!

Jami said...

I LOVE IT! What a great cast on even for scarves - no more weaving in and out to hide the "tail". Fabulous!

pcb_chick said...

When would you use this technique??muzhx

lindasofftheloom said...

You can use the long-tail cast on whenever you need a non-loopy edge and when you would like to "tuck-in" that tail. I use it for just about every project I do. I also use the crochet cast on. You can find a video of the crochet cast on at this link:
Crochet Chain Cast On

Lisa said...

Thanks for posting this, Linda. I'm printing it out to show the ladies in my knitting group. I love this one and had never used it until you explained it. Great job girl!