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How to do the German Twisted Cast-On

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The German Twisted Cast-On is a very common and very stretchy cast-on. It's quite similar to the Long Tail Cast-On but more decorative than this one. This is probably my favorite was to cast-on stitches

This Cast-On provides a beautiful cast on. And you could use it for casting-on mittens cuffs, hat brim etc. Keep in mind to cast on with a regular and relaxed tension to avoid an irregular and stiff cast-on.

How to get A german Twisted Cast-On?

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German Twisted Cast-On Written Instructions



Let's start with step 1: Make a slip knot or a loop and put it on the right needle. Using your left hand, place your fingers between two strands of yarn (thread from the skein on your index, the other is on your thumb) to create a triangle. Counts as the first knit stitch.

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Step 1: Pass the needle from front to back under the 2 threads on the thumb.

Secondly, step 2: Insert the needle between the 2 threads on the thumb. From bottom to top.

Thirdly, step 3: Insert the needle under the thread on your index finger. From top to bottom and back to front.

Then, insert the needle into the loop on the thumb between the thumb and the cross created by the two threads. Pull the thread to create a stitch.

Steps 1 to 4 create a knit st.

Repeat steps 1 to 4 until you have the desired number of sts.


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