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Stitching School: Cable Cast On

DSC_0085 I use this cast on all the time. It’s my default, if it’s not specified in the pattern cast on to use. It’s also the best cast on to show in training knitters. The thing is, the cast on method is pretty much the same as knitting a knit stitch. So once you get a beginner casting on, they are good to go on their first garter stitch scarf.

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So I’ve gotten a few questions about learning to knit and whatnot, so I’m going to start doing some “how to knit” posts. And I already kind of did with the saving my knitting posts, so I have a bit of start. They will all be on the “How To” archive page grouped together.

And here is the status on the pen – which thank you so much for all the funny and sympathetic comments about it, totally made it easier on me – after looking for hours and cleaning the whole apartment and searching and searching I couldn’t find the wacom pen. I know it will turn up eventually, but to do the final touches to clm this week, I really need it. It was really stressing me out. So I ordered the Art Pen and feel much better for just having finally made a decision about it. And I’ve been wanting it for a few years now, so I feel good about the purchase. Not like when I find the original one I’ll have two laying around.

And I’m just going to draw out the thing I was planning for yesterday and scan it in, so I’ll have it for you on Tuesday!

Oh and speaking of clm, don’t forget, it’s going into the shop on Sunday Morning! I’ll post a preview tomorrow.

And if you live in Ames, the Central Iowa Sewing Rebellion’s first meeting is Sunday at noon and there will be good veggie stew, chocolate chip cookies, and sewing to be had by all!

See you all tomorrow!

Kristin

6 thoughts on “Stitching School: Cable Cast On

  1. Thanks for the great casting on tutorial. It’s really clear, and I’ll have a go at that now.

    And you know that now you’ve ordered a new pen, you’ll find the old one :-)

  2. As I was casting on a new project the other day, someone commented on my cast on technique. Lo and behold, it’s the cable cast on. They seemed to think it was uncommon. I taught knitting to our church’s girls’ group and the other instructors also thought it was unusual. I can’t for the life of me remember where I first saw it-probably in a knitting book. It’s actually the third one I’ve tried, but the only one I use now. It really works great for most of the projects I knit. Glad to see that an expert uses it too!!

  3. I’m going to try this out when I get some needles I’ll let you know how I do. Thanks for showing these knitting tutorials.

  4. This was just what I was trying to remember. I had learned this technique from a friend a few of years ago and was hoping to use it again as I get back into knitting this year. This makes the pieces hold their shapes. Thanks for the visual tutorial. I would not have remembered it any other way!

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