The Pinhole Cast-On can be used when working just a few stitches on double-pointed needles, and it is unique in that it can be tightened, leaving no hole or gap in the very center of your work.
The pattern for the square swatches I show in the video is as follows:
CO 8 stitches, divide between 4 double-pointed needles, then K around all stitches.
Row 1: KFB all stitches
Row 2: K around all stitches
Row 3: *KFB, K2, KFB*, repeat on other 3 needles
Row 4: K around all stitches
Row 5: *KFB, K to last stitch, KFB*, repeat on other 3 needles
Row 6: K around all stitches
Repeat Rows 5 and 6 to desired size, BO normally.
Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The double-pointed needles I’m using are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo.
The bulky yarn I use for demonstration and on the finished piece is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky, in colors Yonder, Crush, and Silver.
The sweater I’m wearing is a free pattern + video tutorial, which can be found here.
The French Market Bag I mention in the video is a free pattern (not my design) and can be found here.
The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, color “Malala”.