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Learn to Knit: Old Norwegian Cast-On

23rd November 2022 Cast-on 4 min read
Learn to Knit: Old Norwegian Cast-On

This cast-on creates a stretchy, attractive cast-on. It is a variant on the Long Tail Cast-On. Also know as the Twisted German Cast-On.

How to work:

  1. Pull out a tail 3 times the length of your cast-on.
  2. Hold your yarn in your left hand, with the tail over the thumb and your working yarn over the index finger.
  3. To set up the first stitch put the needle under the yarn bar (held between thumb and index finger) from the left and twist to the right to create a stitch.
  4. Bring tip of right needle in front of both thumb loops, dip it under both then put it into the center of the thumb loop to scoop the yarn.
  5. Bring this up and over the index finger loop and scoop this through the loop on the needle.
  6. Drop your thumb out and tighten up the yarn.
  7. Regrip the yarn to start again.

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