Tubular Cast On With Waste Yarn

This cast on leaves a nice, stretchy edge. It is specific to k1, p1 ribbing.

Tubular Cast On With Waste Yarn

Tubular Cast On With Waste Yarn

Getting Started

Step 1

Begin with a length of waste yarn. Cast on half of the total number of stitches you need.

(If you need an odd number of stitches, cast on half + 1 stitch.)

Cut the waste yarn, leaving a 6 inch tail.

Step 2

Change to the working yarn and complete the first row as follows:

*Knit 1, yarn over.

Repeat from * to last stitch. Knit 1.

Step 3

Complete the second row as follows:

*yarn forward, slip one stitch purlwise, yarn back, knit 1.

Repeat from * and slip the final stitch.

Step 4

Complete the third row as follows:

*Knit 1, yarn forward, slip one stitch purlwise, yarn back.

Repeat from * and knit the final stitch.

Step 5

Repeat the second and third rows.

Step 6

Change to K1, P1 ribbing. On your first row you will begin with a purl stitch.

Once you have worked on several more rows of ribbing, you can carefully snip the waste yarn and extract it from the cast on edge.

Step 7

You will be left with a stretchy edge that is well suited to your ribbing.

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