View Full Version : What is the purpose of 2 color cast on?

02-12-2010, 01:11 PM
I was on You Tube last night as saw several videos for 2 color cast on. Why would you want to do that? To do 2 color rib? Just wondering

Jan in CA
02-12-2010, 02:00 PM
My first thought is you'd use it if you want stripes or are doing corrugated ribbing.

You also use two colors (usually) when doing a provisional cast on so it's easy to see which yarn to pull out.

02-12-2010, 06:20 PM
Two color cast on is frequently used in Fair Isle projects. It is also used when making a latvian braid.

02-12-2010, 11:17 PM
It can also be used in double knitting where one color shows on one side, and the other color shows on the other side. Makes a reversible knit time......like hats. (I'm just learning this method and knitting a hat for my dh.)

Debra in NC

02-14-2010, 05:10 PM
Good to know these videos are there if I ever want to do one of these techniques. :)