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Work the same as knitting on but instead of going into a stitch the needle goes between stitches. It should be worked quite loosely so the needle slips between stitches easily.This produces a rope-like edge used when working buttonholes where stitches are cast off on one row and cast on again on the next row (see page 69).

Knitting on and Cable cast on...

These two methods are also used for casting on stitches at the beginning of a row. which usually happens in shaping a garment.

Cast on two stitches using the knitting on method. Insert the right-hand needle between the first and second stitches and wrap the yarn round the tip. When the new loop is pulled through between the stitches, place it on to the left-hand needle as for knitting on step 3.

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