MASTERING THE KNITTED CAST-ON
Confession: I only have a small handful of cast-on methods that I know off-hand without having to read up on them. The knitted cast-on is one of them as it is versatile and very useful. The cast-on is identical on both sides and works a treat when you have to cast-on in the middle of a row (as with the one-row buttonhole).
1. Start by making a slipknot. Place it on your left-hand needle.
2. Insert your right-hand needle into the slipknot and work a knit stitch. Keep the new stitch on your right-hand needle.
(Note: I am a Continental knitter, so just use your preferred style of knitting to make the stitch).
3. Now move the stitch from the right-hand needle to the left-hand needle. Insert your left-hand needle into the new stitch from right to left (so you are twisting the stitch) and slide the stitchon to the left-hand needle.
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