How to cast on knitting stitches

Easy method for beginners

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

1. Two knitting needles: For beginners, single-pointed needles are a bit easier to handle. 2. Yarn: A superwash wool blend (~20% acrylic) is perfect.

1

Wrap the yarn around your pinky finger twice

The ball should be on your right and a sizeable tail (~20 inches)on your right.

2

Bring the yarn across the back of you hand.

3

Wrap the yarn around your thumb once and secure the tail between pinky and ring finger.

Pick up your knitting needles, and insert them into the loop around your thumb from BELOW.

4

Start casting on stitches by grabbing the yarn towards your index finger from above.

5

Pull the yarn through the loop around your thumb.

6

Let loose of the loop around your thumb and tighten up. You created your first cast-on stitch.

7

Pull the needles towards you (like a slingshot) to create another loop around your thumb.

8

Insert the needles into the loop around your thumb from below one more time.

9

Grab the yarn towards your index finger once again.

10

Pull the yarn through the loop and tighten up again. You cast on 2 stitches!

11

Repeat those steps until you cast on the required amount of stitches.