How do you cast on knitting with one needle?

Wrap the yarn around your thumb once by bringing the thumb behind the yarn and then coming up in front again. Insert your knitting needle into the loop around your thumb coming from below. Remove your thumb and slip the loop to your knitting needle. Tighten up lightly (!) as you do this.

Is a long tail cast on stretchy?

The long tail cast on is the best all-purpose cast on: it’s stretchy, but not too stretchy; it’s firm yet flexible; it lays flat and looks pretty.

What is German twisted cast on Good For?

The German Twisted Cast On is a variation of the Long Tail Cast On. By adding an extra twist while casting on, this method gives a little more stretch to your edging. It is also a deeper cast on making it more durable. It works well for socks, mittens, and other ribbing that will get a lot of wear and tear.

Why are my cast on stitches so tight?

If your cast-on is too tight, you are probably pulling the wrong yarn. When you are doing a long-tail cast-on and you snug up the stitches as you cast on, tug with your thumb, not your index finger. Why? This will tighten the knot and not the stitch itself.

Why is my yarn so tight on the needle?

According to Occam’s razor, the simplest answer is often the correct one. If, with every pattern you try and every stitch you attempt, you find yourself with rigid fabric, you’re probably pulling your working yarn too tightly around your working needle as you knit your stitches.

Can you knit with only one needle?

Also known in English as “knotless netting,” “knotless knitting,” or “single needle knitting,” the technique is distinct from crochet in that it involves passing the full length of the working thread through each loop, unlike crochet where the work is formed only of loops, never involving the free end.

How tight should cast on stitches be?

When you are doing a long-tail cast-on and you snug up the stitches as you cast on, tug with your thumb, not your index finger. Why? This will tighten the knot and not the stitch itself.

What is the advantage of a long tail cast on?

The advantage of the long tail cast on is that it is easier and faster to work and you only need the size of needle you are using for the project.

What is stretchy cast on knitting?

This unique cast on method involves a series of slip knots, but requires very basic, smooth yarn with no extra frills, such as fur or loops. You’ll find all the patterns you’ll need with the Stretchy Cast-On Archives!

Can you cast on stitches within a row of knitting?

It looks really pretty on any kind of ribbing (I’ve tried K1, P1) and is very stretchy. And since you are only using the working end of your yarn and not the tail, you can even cast on stitches within a row using this method.

What are the different types of knitting cast on methods?

Knitting Cast On Methods: Stretchy, Stretchier, and Stretchiest! Knitting Cast On Methods: Stretchy, Stretchier, and Stretchiest! We love this cast on method for its ease of completion, since if you know how to knit a stitch, you can easily complete this cast on method.

What is the easiest tubular cast on to knit?

(Remember, all short tail cast ons can be used to add stitches for buttonholes, underarms or just at the end of a row.) This is likely the easiest tubular cast on I’ve ever done.