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Namaskaram - salutations I dedicate my blog to the enormous art lovers across the globe I love knitting so much that I have started a blog for knitting.Knitting is a job that I will like to go on.Through knitting I breathe life into many people's life. It is knitting time. When I want to relax I do it with knitting. I am a knitting buff.I love to do knitting on various topics. There is no way that you can stop me doing knitting.I am born with a flare for knitting.My face brightens once I touch the knitting needs.The electronic media has helped knitting to travel across the world.Every stitch made will talk about how knitting has influenced people.I have done some and would like to share it with you. Some patterns have been taken from free knitting sites. Some designs have been created by me. Many a times I have modified the patterns to suite my requirements. Finally I can say that I breathe knitting, I talk knitting, I walk knitting - a total knitaholic

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Finger and Thumb Method of casting on

This method requires only one needle and gives the same effect as casting on thumb method.Once mastered, this technique is extremely quick and efficient. It produces a very even cast on edge. If you find the edge is too tight, hold two needles in the right hand instead of one as this will give you a looser edge.

1. Make a slip knot about 1 metre [ 1 yard] or the required length from the end of the yarn and place it on a needle held in the right hand.

2. Wind the cut end of the yarn around the left thumb from front to back. Wind the ball end of the yarn around the index finger of the left hand from front to back as shown in below picture. Hold both ends of the yarn in the palm of the left hand.*Insert the needle upwards through the yarn on the thumb, down through the front of the loop on the index finger. Then back down through the front of the loop on the thumb.

3. Pull the yarn through, thus forming a loop on the needle.

4. Remove the thumb from the loop, then re-insert it as shown in below picture, using the thumb to tighten

Repeat from the * until the required number of stitches has been cast on.

Courtesy: The Harmony Guide to Knitting as a Creative Craft

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