How to cast on with your thumb

Published on May 29, 2019 1 min read

Casting on with your thumb is a fast way of working a long-tail cast-on, perfect for yarn with a firm twist. This method follows the knitted cast-on method, but uses a thumb instead of one needle. It's faster than working with two needles, hence its popularity!

How to cast on with your thumb step-by-step

1

Pull three times the width of the project you are knitting.

2

Wind the yarn around your thumb, and insert a needle knitwise.

3

Bring the yarn around the needle.

4

Bring the needle through the stitch and on to the needle. Pull to tighten.

5

Repeat. And you're finished - beautifully done!

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