How to Create a Two Needle Cast On (co) - Knitting Tutorial

How to Create a Two Needle Cast On (co) - Knitting Tutorial

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Tutorial Overview

Abbreviation: co

The two needle cast on emulates a knit stitch and is a popular beginner method of casting on. In this video we will show you how to cast on using the two needle method.

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Step-by-step guide

Tip: Check out our long tail cast on video for an alternative cast on method.

Step 1:

Make a slip knot, slide it onto the needle, tighten and hold this needle in your left hand.

Step 2:

Insert right needle through the front of the slip knot stitch. Ensure right needle is behind left needle.

Step 3:

With the ball end of yarn behind the needles, wrap it around the tip of the right needle anti-clockwise.

Step 4:

With tip of right needle, carefully draw a loop by going down through the slip knot and out.

Step 5:

Bring the right needle up and carefully transfer this new stitch over to left hand needle and release right needle.

Step 6:

Tighten stitches. Repeat 2-5 until you have the desired cast on stitches.

 And that’s how you cast on using two needles!

 

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