Tuesday Tip - Keeping Track of Cast On - Patty Lyons | Knitting Teacher


  • Joanne Hagar

    Love the yarn trick to keep count when casting on. I used markers but sometimes that gets uncomfortable in quantity or causes a gap in the stitch.

    April 13, 2016
  • Teresa

    I agree with Joanne – love the waste yarn trick on the cast on. My other pet peeve is casting on a few hundred stitches for a bottom up sweater, carefully joining in the round, and then discovering 2″ up that the cast on was twisted. Would LOVE a tip to prevent that!

    January 25, 2017
    • That’s an easy one. Two things, one trick is to put locking stitch markers in the base of the stitch every 20 stitches or so, then before you join in the round, lay out the needle and make sure to turn all the stitch markers so they face in.

      BUT . . . even if you twist when you join, after the first round, check. If you did twist, there’s only one little thread of yarn at that point, and by diving the needle tip under that thread you can untwist. I show that in my Annie’s class “Circular Knitting Essentials”

      January 25, 2017

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