Knit/Purl Cast-On

This cast-on is stretchy and nearly invisible, and a good choice for things like cuff-down socks and hat brims – items that have ribbing and require some extra stretch.

A question came up when I was working this cast-on – can any rib combination work? I’ve tested it out, and the answer is yes. Just watch how the stitches are forming on the needle as you work them. Working multiple K or P stitches together can make a funny twist on the stitches, but they can be straightened out.

You can find more information about Knitter’s Pride needles, as well as retailers using these links:
Bryson Distributing
Accessories Unlimited
Knitter’s Pride Shop finder

The Knitter’s Pride needles I’m using can be found here.

5 comments on “Knit/Purl Cast-On

  1. Hmmm… I wonder if it’s possible to do this with your usual longtail cast on and backwards loop? I’m having a hard time grasping the yarn in my left had with the slingshot method and I’ve a pattern asking that I cast-on 150 st. using this method!

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