There are so many ways which you can cast-on, but generally you would only use 1-2 methods (I use crochet cast on or two-stranded cast on). But I wanted to introduce you to various ways of casting on because they all have their purpose. In the next two weeks, I would like to introduce you 4 versions of simple one-stranded cast-ons. This week, I will talk about 1) LOOP, 2) TWISTED LOOP, followed by 3) ALTERNATE LOOP and 4) DOUBLE TWIST LOOP cast-ons next week.
LOOP & TWISTED LOOP CAST ON
They are basic. But they are very useful for increasing sts (more than 2) which you would later pick up (e.g. neck edges, armholes etc). This is because of the understated edge that loop cast on gives. When you pick up sts made by loop methods, the seam would have less bulk and it is able to stretch more freely (c.f. cable cast on). Ideal for armhole, underarm and necklines etc.
1) LOOP CAST ON
♥ Use when you will be working on knit stitch on the cast on (you will see what I mean)
2) TWISTED LOOP CAST ON
♥ Use when you are working on purl stitch on the next row.
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