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Watch more How to Knit videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - New to knitting? Learn how to cast on with this step-by-step tutorial from Howcast. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Hold needle & yarn Hold the needle in your left hand at the point where the knot sits on the needle. Hold the tail end of the yarn under your finger to keep it out of the way. Tip As a beginner, use thicker needles—they're easier to maneuver. Step 2: Make "gun" Make a "gun" of your right hand and grip the attached end of the yarn under your 3 bent fingers. Your left hand and needle should be held above the gun. Step 3: Point "gun" Point your "gun" straight up so your right hand is now making a "number one" with your thumb pointed out to the side, while also dropping your left hand down to the side with the needle pointing up.? The yarn should now be wrapped behind your right forefinger. Step 4: Cross hands Cross your left hand, with the needle still pointing up, across your right hand so that the yarn is now looped around your finger. Step 5: Cast on Insert the needle up through the loop along the outside of your forefinger and pull the yarn up so that it slips off of your finger and onto the needle. You have successfully cast on. Tip Don't forget that your slip knot counts as your first stitch—and your cast on stitch is your second. Step 6: Repeat process Point your "gun" up again, wrapping the yarn behind your right forefinger, and repeat the cast on process for your next stitch. Tip If you're using a pattern, check the instructions to see how many stitches you'll need to cast on. If you're just practicing, try starting with 30. Step 7: Continue & knit Continue casting on until you have as many stitches as you need for your project, and get ready to knit! Did You Know? The number of 25 to 34 year-old Americans who knit jumped 150% during a recent two-year period.
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