Italian Cast On
Here we are! Let’s start knitting. Here is what you have to do before doing anything else: you have to put your stitches on the needle, or we’d better say “cast-on”. You’ll need a starting stitch, the slip knot. This knot forms a loop that’s always counted as the first stitch, so it will have to be knitted as any other stitch.
Warning! Before doing the slip knot you’ll need to leave three times the width of the work that you are starting in the yarn chosen. For example: do you want a scarf 40 cm wide? Take the beginning of your ball, leave 120 cm of yarn and made the knot.
These centimeters allow you to proceed because it’s with this portion of yarn that you will create the loops and cast on the stitches.
This is one of the cast on methods with one needle, as the long tail cast on and the simple cast on.
This cast on is not particularly elastic and it’s indicated to start compact edges with a row of knots below equally spaced stitches.