How to cast on knitting - a hack for complete beginners!

If you follow Off the Hook Mamma or the blog you may already know that I am an avid self taught crocheter. Today I wanted to make a post & come on record as (only slightly) bistitual & share with you my trick for casting on knit stitches.


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As a crocheter I always found knitting so elusive, so many directions, so many loops & so many possibilities it made my head spin. I started researching & practicing the stitches & techniques I could find online. They seemed simple enough, but then when asked to put these techniques into practice I just felt like I somehow had 3 hands, none of which did what I hoped.

I am not a professional knitter, nor do I claim to be, I just recently taught myself; but in doing so I found my ‘easier’ or my ‘hack’ way to cast on. I decided to just figure out what was going on with the yarn and stitches & simplify it as much as possible.

This does’t mean that I will no longer use my hook, this does not mean that I prefer one over the other (because who can decide!) & it does not mean that I will stop writing crochet patterns; exchanging them for knit ones.

What it does mean though is that I am never too old to learn something new, I will always feed and concur my curiosity & I will never let a challenge stop me. So here it is!

Please let me know if you got the hang of it, or if this simplified knitting cast on was helpful to you in any way. Sign up to my mailing list to be notified every now and then of my posts, giveaways & special offers!