Tuesday Tip: German Twisted Cast On Tutorial (In Pattern!)

Tuesday Tip copyI love when I get requests for Tuesday Tips. I demo a lot of different cast ons in pattern in my Craftsy classes, as well as my Interweave DVDs, but I’ve never demoed German Twisted Cast on in pattern.

German Twisted Cast On Tutorial (In Pattern)

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  • Andrea (xraymd) March 24, 2015   Reply →

    Unbelievably EXCELLENT – you answered questions I did not even know I had, and I now get it and have done it and it is divine!

    I wish there were a Nobel Prize for knitting instruction. You would be its winner. Actually we are all winners because of what and how you teach. The techniques may have been around for millennia but the way you explain is fresh and fully illuminating. I am smarter today because of you!

    • Anitra February 9, 2016   Reply →

      Holy Toeldo, so glad I clicked on this site first!

    • Lovannah Sirois November 29, 2019   Reply →

      Love! Thank you for teaching us things we didn’t even realize we needed. I’m a lazy knitter but I want my knits to look damn good. So good bye tubular cast on, see ya alternating cable cast on….hello modified twisted German cast on! Thanks to YouTube and Kristy Glass! I now have a new reference when I need a better how to and love that you explain the why, not just the how!

  • Cathy Mangaudis March 24, 2015   Reply →

    Amazing! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing your wealth of knowledge, I’m loving the fact that I am learning so much after knitting for SO MANY years!

  • LBottino March 24, 2015   Reply →

    Oh, how perfect this is since I have just started to knit socks!!!

  • Bluenut March 25, 2015   Reply →

    I have a Tuesday tip request, I’d love for you to demonstrate efficient movement and flow of stitches up the left needle and (particularly) down the right. You touch on it briefly in the Improve your Knitting Craftsy class, and I understood yarn flow really well from the class, but I’m still very slow at moving stitches, which slows me down as I pause to bunch up the stitches on the left needle, and move them along on the right. It’s jerky, and not fluid. And the problem is that with small swatches, which is what most knitters use in online knitting videos, I don’t really get a feel for how it works for a larger piece, and the knitters hand often cover up how it’s done.

  • Angela Digmann May 28, 2015   Reply →

    Love this! Thank you Patty for all you do to make the knitting world a better place.
    I have a Tuesday tip idea: when knitting flat, when should you slip the first stitch of the new row, when shouldn’t you? I like that I can read the stitches better when I slip a stitch but I have no idea why, nor do I understand why I skmetimes need to untwist end stitches as I turn, when other times they come out perfectly off the needle. It’s a mystery!

  • Elaine October 26, 2018   Reply →

    I would like to see a video on how to graft the ends of I-cord together.

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