Casting on

Casting On with Two Pieces of Yarn

Use this type of casting on when you need a very firm edge, even if it is not elastic. Follow the same steps as when casting on with one needle but use a doubled strand of yarn.

■ casting on with two needles

This method is useful for adding new stitches to a work already in progress. Form first stitch as shown on previous page, then pass the needle to left hand and hold second needle in right hand.

Insert tip of right-hand needle into _L front loop of the stitch just made, as shown, and wrap yarn (from ball) around right needle tip from the back, up and over the needle to right.

Insert tip of right-hand needle into _L front loop of the stitch just made, as shown, and wrap yarn (from ball) around right needle tip from the back, up and over the needle to right.

3 Slip second stitch onto left-hand needle, in front of the first. Continue step I until you have added all the stitches needed to the left-hand needle.

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