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Backward Loop Cast-On [A How To Video Knitting Tutorial]

Learn How To Make A Backward Loop Cast-On For Your Knitting Projects

In this tutorial you will learn how to make the backward loop cast-on. Sometimes you will also see it referred to as the e-wrap cast-on or the single cast-on.

This is probably the easiest cast-on method to learn and remember. This makes it ideal for teaching kids how to cast on.

Using this method, you create a loose and thin edging in your knitting project.

It can be a good all-purpose cast-on method, however, this cast-on technique can be a bit tricky to knit from evenly.

The backward loop cast-on is a very good technique to use when you want a stretchy edge, for instance a hat or a sock.

It is also a great way of adding stitches to your knitted row, for instance when knitting sleeves for a sweater.

Would like to try out this casting on method? Here is a great pattern: Knitted Sharon Rose Socks [FREE Knitting Pattern].

Here is a short photo tutorial on how to do this casting-on technique.

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backward loop cast-on | the knitting space
backward loop cast-on | the knitting space
Step 1

Start by making a slip knot on your needle. Hold the knitting needle in your right hand. Use your fingers to keep the yarn tail out of the way. With your left hand, hold the working yarn.

Step 2

From back to front, pass the working yarn around your thumb.

backward loop cast-on | the knitting space
backward loop cast-on | the knitting space
Step 3

Use your needle and slip it under the loop around your thumb.

Step 4

Remove your thumb from the loop and pull on the working yarn to tighten the stitch. Make sure not to make it too tight.

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