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Learn to Knit: How to Work the Backwards Loop Cast-On

8th October 2020 Cast-on 5 min read
Learn to Knit: Backwards Loop Cast-On

Learn to Knit: Backwards Loop Cast-On Tutorial

Learn one of the most basic of all cast-ons, the Backward loop cast on.

This is useful for where you need to join between two live sets of stitches. It forms a loose cast on.

How to work.

  1. Scoop yarn from behind with right thumb.
  2. Loop it around thumb.
  3. Put resultant yarn loop on left needle.

Read more about knitting cast on methods.


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Carol Feller

Carol trained as a structural engineer, and she brings that love of analysing structure into her knitting, creating complex patterns that are easy to understand, while her approach to process is all about testing and playing, and making mistakes along the way. That’s where the joy lies!

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