What is the Turkish cast-on method?

The Turkish cast on is considered a double-sided cast on because it creates two rows of stitches that are connected in the middle. This method is primarily used for projects that are knit in the round starting with an enclosed end (e.g., toe up socks, top down hats or mittens, bottom up bags).

How do you cast-on a figure 8 loom?

Start at left end of board at your first stitch to be used and place the slip knot on the top pin. Wrap the opposite pin by weaving in a figure 8 pattern, repeat around same pins again. Then wrap the next 2 pegs with figure 8. Continue down loom with this process until all pegs have 2 loops on them.

How do you cast-on Judy’s Magic?

Step 1: Leaving a long tail, make your slip knot and place it on your circular needle. Hold the tail and working yarn as you would for a long-tail cast-on, but with the positions reversed (as shown). Hold both needle tips together and you are ready to begin!

How do you cast-on toe up socks?

Instead of wrapping the yarn around both needle tips at the same time, you’re wrapping it over one needle and under the second, always switching direction when you pass the yarn between the needles. Essentially the yarn draws a figure eight (8) around the needle tips — hence the name for the cast-on method.

How do I m1L in knitting?

To “make 1 left” (m1L), pick up the bar between the stitch you knit and the one you’re about to knit, bringing the needle from front to back. Next, insert the tip of the right needle knitwise into the back leg of the strand and knit as usual. You now have one new, left-leaning stitch on the right needle!

What is a toe up cast?

Here is a technique that allows you to cast on stitches to knit socks “toe-up”. This type of cast on is known as a “toe-up” cast on that is called the “Turkish Cast-on”. This video is in french with english subtitles and is followed by illustrated explanations in pictures.

How do you do a German twisted cast on?


  1. Prepare to Cast on. To get started, you need only one of your knitting needles.
  2. Bring the Needle Under the Thumb Loop.
  3. Bring the Needle Through the Loop.
  4. Dip the Needle Under the Finger Loop.
  5. Pass the Needle Through the Twisted Gap.
  6. Tighten the Stitch.
  7. Add More Stitches.

How many stitches do you cast on for toe-up socks?

The Fingering-Weight Toe-Up Sock for Adults calls for 56 stitches around the cuff for a medium, or 28 stitches on each needle. Find a cable pattern that is 4 or 7 stitches wide, and work it along the top of the foot, knitting the sole of the foot in Stockinette stitch, and then work the cables around the entire cuff.

What is the difference between m1L and M1R?

M1R means picking up the yarn so the front part of the loop leans towards the right and then knitting it. M1L means, picking the yarn so the front part leans to the left and then knitting it through the back loop. Two similar swatches increased to the left and right of a central knit stitch in every second row.