Chained cast on knitting technique
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How to knit the Chained Cast on

In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to knit the chained cast-on, another way to start your knitting projects!

Although I normally use the long tail cast-on or the knitted cast-on, it’s my favorite cast-on method when knitting in the round.

It gives a touch of elegance to the edge of the hat, gloves, or sweater.

Additionally, it’s pretty stretchy!

How to knit the Chained cast on

The chained cast-on is not only adorable but really simple, the only extra thing you’ll need is a crochet hook.

Not to worry though, you don’t need to be an expert in crochet… I’m not either!

So, it’s time to learn this new technique.

Grab your needles, a crochet hook, and some yarn, and let’s get started 🙂

Chained cast-on

Firstly, make a slip knot and pass the crochet hook through.

Secondly, place the working yarn behind the knitting needle.

Finally, make a chain with the crochet hook, and bring the yarn behind the knitting needle.

And that’s it! Just keep in mind that you have to cast on 1 stitch left than what your instructions call for…

In the video tutorial, you’ll see why:

How to knit the Chained cast on

I hope you like it!

Hugs, and happy knitting…


Carolina – So Woolly

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