No, the knitted cast-on method differs from the cable cast-on method. As mentioned, the cable cast on edge is quite a sturdy. The knitted cast on gives you a little more stretch, making it ideal for loose-fitting items of clothing that don’t require much give when taking on and off.
What knitting projects is the cable cast on good for?
The advantage of using the cable cast-on technique is a sturdy edge. It’s best used for knitting projects where you want the end to be nice and robust. For example, when knitting a jumper or a bag, you would use the cable cast on method.
Does it matter how you cast on knitting?
When it comes to casting on your knitting, most of the time, it doesn’t matter what method you use. When a knitting pattern requires a particular cast-on, it will specify the method.
Is the cable cast on stretchy?
If you're looking for an edge that’s a little stretchy, then the cable cast-on method might not be for you. Instead, you should try the thumb cast-on method or another yarn. Here's how to choose the right yarn for your knitting project.
How to cast on knitting: cable cast on
Follow our step-by-step instructions for knitting the cable cast-on method. This is where you will actually knit the stitches onto your knitting needles.
Step-by-step instructions: cable cast on
Make a slip knot. Insert right‑hand needle into the stitch as if to knit. Wrap the yarn around the point and pull through, slipping the stitch on to the left-hand needle.
Push the point of the right-hand needle between the first and second stitches. Wrap the yarn anticlockwise around the point of the right‑hand needle.
Pull the loop out with the right-hand needle, then slip it over the tip of the left-hand needle.
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until you have the number of stitches you require.
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