Backwards Loop Cast-on Method {knitting}

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In this video, I’m going to show you how to cast-on using the backwards loop, right-handed and left-handed. I knit the first row and compare how each of them look.

This cast-on method isn’t as stretchy as the long-tail cast-on method.

You don’t have a tail like the Long-tail Cast-on method, so you don’t have to guess how much yarn you’re going to need to cast-on your stitches, which can be very handy if you have to cast-on a few hundred stitches.

This is a good cast-on method when increasing stitches in the middle of your work.

Examples: Button Holes, Yoga Socks, Sleeves, Gloves, Mittens