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Knitting at KNoon - Knitting Video

© Chris de Longpré, Knitting At KNoon Designs, 2005, All Rights Reserved

E-wrap Cast-on

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This is not a good cast-on for long lengths because it is not possible to control the tension well when knitting the first row, resulting in a loopy, uneven edge.

I like to use this cast-on method only when I need to add one or two stitches, as behind the thumb in a mitten.

Hold the needle with the stitches in your left hand, with the strand of working yarn grasped in the palm of your right hand.

Take your right forefinger over the strand and then back under, making a loop around your finger.

Insert the tip of the needle into this loop, release the strand, and gently pull up the tension of the loop (in the shape of a lowercase "e").