Two Needle Cast On

Two Needle Cast On

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Start to cast on by making a slip-knot in the yarn made so that the tail end tightens the knot of the stitch and the ball end tightens the loop that is the stitch itself.

Cast on slip knot start

Place the left hand needle through the slip knot from left to right keeping the tail to the left and tighten the stitch to a working size.

Cast on slip knot for two needle cast on

Insert the right hand needle into the slip knot stitch from the front, towards the back, passing under the left hand needle.

2 needle cast on, insert needle

Take the ball end of the yarn and wrap it round the point of the right hand needle round the back, towards the front.

2 needle cast on, wrap yarn round

Pull the new loop through the slip knot stitch and place the new loop back onto the left hand needle. You now have two stitches on the left hand needle.

2 needle cast on, pull yarn through

Next insert the right hand needle between the two stitches on the left hand needle and wrap the yarn around as before. Pull this new loop through and place it back on the left handle needle as the third stitch.

Continue in this way, inserting the right hand needle between the last two stitches on the left hand needle and pulling the loop through to make a new stitch until you have cast on the required number of stitches.

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