Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-12-2010, 06:48 AM   #1
Working the Gusset
hyperactive's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,097
Thanks: 104
Thanked 237 Times in 219 Posts
how many cast ons do you know? (tubular for example??)
I have lately started to "collect" cast ons... you never know what to use them for :D

I used to do long tail forever and love them still. But lately I have started a search.

Accidentally I just stumbled over the tubular cast on:

Pretty impressive and probably fun. Might be great for all sorts of edges.

Lets find all instructions / possibilities out there and make your own explanations if you do it differently:

long tail
single cast on / loop on
alternate cable
knitting on
German twisted

are already in the video section

tubular I can add

and crochet on

I have left out the provisional ones entirely.

I will think hard over the next few days... there must be more (one zig-zag motion one I do not know the English name for - Runder Anschlag in German) that I use. I will add them in.

Last edited by hyperactive : 07-12-2010 at 08:56 AM.
hyperactive is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 07-12-2010, 10:15 AM   #2
Instepping Out
WandaT's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,033
Thanks: 293
Thanked 1,479 Times in 1,441 Posts
Hadn't seen the tubular CO before. Interesting. The ones I know and use are long tail, knit on, loop on and cable. I've probably used another one or two on specific project per directions, but can't remember them right now.

Wanda T
My Blog
My Ravelry
WandaT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 10:29 AM   #3
Knit On!
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,457 Times in 6,038 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
The Golden Apples blog has about 30 COs listed, many are just variations of the standard 5 or 6.
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 10:47 AM   #4
Jan in CA
Mod Squad
Jan in CA's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,715
Thanks: 1,715
Thanked 8,897 Times in 7,246 Posts
How many do we actually KNOW or know of? I only know a few that I don't have to look up, but I know of many others that I use occasionally, but have to find my info to remember how to do it.

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 07:19 PM   #5
Casting On
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 19
Thanks: 15
Thanked 8 Times in 4 Posts
I like the figure 8 cast on as well. I use it when making dolls sometimes.
corey412 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 12:37 AM   #6
1st Leg of the Journey
RoseFairy's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 157
Thanks: 19
Thanked 44 Times in 40 Posts
As Jan said in her post:
Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
How many do we actually KNOW or know of?
I know how to do a few without looking up, and I know of some others that I need to look up instructions for or have never done before. I usually stick with the ones I know, I can basically do 5-8 cast ons with no instructions: Long tail, knitted, cabled, backwards loop, tubular and I can also do 1 version of a Provisional cast on. Then there are toe-up sock cast ons, Judy's magic cast on and Turkish cast on. I haven't made a single sock yet, let alone a toe-up sock, but I used the cast ons for a cap brim.
FairyRose on Ravelry
RoseFairy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 04:15 PM   #7
Working the Gusset
Crycket's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Kitchener, ON - Canada
Posts: 1,675
Thanks: 273
Thanked 307 Times in 251 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to Crycket
I personally know

crochet provisional
long tail
german twisted
magic cast on for toe up socks...

Adopt one today! Adopt one today!

Growing old is mandatory, growing UP is optional!
Crycket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 04:55 PM   #8
Working the Gusset
OffJumpsJack's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,127
Thanks: 447
Thanked 312 Times in 249 Posts
COs I can do and COs I can Find.
I learned nearly all my CO methods here at KH.

Knit CO
Cable CO
Long Tail CO
Figure 8 (provisional) CO
Crochet (provisional) CO

I learned Judy's Magic CO from Cat (of the "udder needle") Bordhi.
This can be used as a provisional CO or as a alternative method to do a Tubular CO.

Flat circular
(From Crochet I know of a different meaning of "magic loop" that doesn't refer to a loop (or two) in a long corded circular needle.)
Here are two flat, circular COs that use a loop in tail that is drawn tight to "magically" make the center hole disappear.

Circular cast-on two similar ways (video by djinnj)

Those would be great for a top down hat, a doily, table cloth, or circular shawl or dish cloth.

I'll be looking for new CO methods, but part of the difficulty is identifying similar methods that merely have different names because of alternative executions.
Master of Crochet, apprentice of Knit

as Off-Jumps-Jack

OTN another Black & gold Diagonal Square Potholder
OTH Baby blanket
OTH Lace doily - A vintage pattern recreating from an heirloom.
OffJumpsJack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2010, 09:52 AM   #9
Knitting the Flap
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Antrim, in Northern Ireland
Posts: 260
Thanks: 13
Thanked 56 Times in 51 Posts
I mostly do the longtail cast on, but must find out a way of figuring out how long the tail should be before starting as I usually need a few attempts before getting it right.

I know 2 different kinds of tubular cast-on, either of which can be used when knitting something tubular, rather than just producing a nice edge.

NorthernIrelandKnitter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2010, 10:01 AM   #10
Working the Gusset
hyperactive's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,097
Thanks: 104
Thanked 237 Times in 219 Posts
Longtail is deffinitely my favorit since .... when ever in my childhood I learned it.
But I like the variation and sometimes other cast ons are needed.

I just did one "from the middle" - I do not know if that is what you refer to as figure 8. The video is on, too.
was great for that bonnet I made for my god daughter.

I just also like to collect "knowledge" about different styles and methods.

In school we learned to do the lenght of a short (20cm) needle for each 20 stitches in longtail plus some extra for the tail. But that does not always work, of course. The thicker the yarn is, the less that works (of course). But it is a start.

I rather make the tail too long (and cut some if it gets in the way) than to start over a few times. But I do - start over a lot, I mean
hyperactive is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tubular Cast On deosh How-to Questions 1 02-28-2010 10:07 PM
Tubular cast on! kristinw General Knitting 3 01-01-2008 02:21 PM
tubular cast on slouca General Knitting 5 10-13-2007 03:38 PM
Tubular Cast On dreamsherl How-to Questions 3 04-18-2007 07:09 PM
tubular cast on MaggieL General Knitting 5 04-23-2005 02:28 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:22 AM.