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The Cable Cast On is a version of the Knitted Cast On. In fact, it creates an even, cable like edge that wears well, and which is perfect for edges that need to be firm.
Just like the Knitted Cast On, you will need two needles to create this cast on. As it uses just the working yarn, it is a great cast on for adding stitches mid-project.
Furthermore, it is a good choice for adding stitches at the end of a row, or if you are doing a one-row buttonhole.
- A firm, non-stretchy edge
- A pronounced, horizontal edge
- One-row buttonholes
- Adding stitches at the ends of rows
- Picking up stitches
Step-by-Step Cable Cast On Knitting Tutorial
Hold the 2nd needle in your right hand.
Knit into the slip knot, leaving the slip knot on the left-hand needle. Work this stitch a bit more loosely than normal.
Slip the new stitch back onto the right-hand needle. Make sure you slip it knitwise.
Insert the right-hand needle between the two stitches on the left-hand needle.
Wrap the yarn around the right-hand needle as if to knit. Then pull the yarn through to make a new stitch. Make sure to work the stitches fairly loosely to facilitate inserting the needle in between the stitches.
Slip the new stitch off the right-hand needle and onto the left-hand needle knitwise.
Repeat steps 5 to 7 until you have the desired number of stitches on your needle.
Make sure you always insert the right-hand needle in between the last 2 stitches on the left-hand knitting needle.
Ensure that you always slip the new stitch onto the left-hand needle KNITWISE.