How to Cable Cast On
Cable Cast On
The Cable Cast On method is similar to a Knitted Cast On, but produces a cast on edge that resembles a cable stitch. It is a sturdy and nice looking edge for a cast on. You don't actually need to know how to do a cable stitch in order to do a cable cast on.
The first stitch on your needles is your slip knot. To get a second stitch on your needle, you'll actually need to use to the Knitted Cast On technique. Then you can begin the Cable Cast On.
Begin the Cable Cast On by inserting your right hand needle in between - as opposed to through either of - the two stitches on your left hand needle. Then wrap the yarn and pull through, looping the new yarn back onto the left hand needle. This may be a bit tricky until you get the hang of it. The looser you keep your stitches the easier it will be to pull the yarn through.
How to Knitted Cast On
The Knitted Cast on starts with a slip knot, and grows but slipping knitted stitches back onto the left hand needle.
Advanced Step: How to Roll a Center Pull Ball
Knowing how to roll your own center pull ball can save your yarn stash, keeping it organized and easy to manage so you spend more time knitting.