The Sufficient Path – Casting On Your 1st Project

So, hopefully you gathered together a pair of straight knitting needles and a skein of soft yarn over the weekend.  You are ready to start!  Over this post, I’ll explain how to start a project, from tying a slip knot to casting on your stitches.  For a very basic scarf, we’ll cast on 15 stitches.

Tying a Slip Knot

To start off, we need to tie a slip knot so the project won’t unravel with washing and wear.  This video I made will help you learn how, if you are unsure what to do.

Casting On

Next, it is time to cast on your stitches.  The Long Tail Cast On is usually the first cast on most knitters learn.  This next video will show you how to cast on your stitches.  For a simple scarf, around 15 stitches would be plenty.

Woohoo!  You should have a needle with stitches!  Have questions?  Need help?  Leave a comment below and I’ll be happy to do what I can to get you started!


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