Simple cast on
The simple cast-on is, between all the others (Italian cast-on, long tail cast-on, knit cast-on) the simplest one. It allows to obtain an elastic edge and it’s perfect when you’re working with not-so-elastic yarns, such as cotton.
How to start with the simple cast-on: make the usual slip knot you’ve learned. Now you’ve your first stitch on the needle. Take the yarn with the left hand and tighten: make the yarn pass behind the thumb and the forefinger. Take the needle, put its point through the loop around the thumb. Pull back the yarn, putting your thumb and forefinger together, in order to let it fall on the needle. You’ve just made your simple cast-on.
Remember that the slip knot is counted as the first stitch: so if you repeat the movements, for example, 15 times, you’ll have 16 stitches on the needle before you take the other needle and start working. You’ll notice how faster is this method. It’s your choice, depending on your work!
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