If you are familiar with the long-tail cast-on method you’ll find this two-color cast-on method easy to use. This is an ideal cast-on method for double knitting projects but you can also use it also if you simply want to make the edge of your project a little bit prettier.
I used this method for instance on my double knitted baby mittens pattern. On my blog, you can also find a tutorial for the two-color bind-off method.
Step 1: Setup
First, make a slipknot with color one (turquoise) just as if you would make it when you are about to do a long-tail cast-on with one color.
Then with color two (orange) make a slipknot right after the first one.
Step 2: Pull both strands of color one between the strands of color two
Step 3: Make a stitch with color one as if you would do when using long-tail cast on with one color.
Step 4: Repeat steps 2 & 3 with color two
Pull both strands of color two between the strands of color one and make a stitch with color two.
I have a pattern that states for a final cast on stitch, “then using both colors, cast on one st.”
Can you explain this?
For me to be able to answer the question I would have to see more of the pattern. Who is the designer maybe you could contact him/her?
Hello, can anyone help, please? I have a pattern for a double sided headband. The pattern tells me to cast on in the provisional method (which I know how to do) then tells me start knitting in the double knit method…. I just can’t seem to marry the two …How do I start double knitting on a set of provisional stitches?
Hello. Thank you so much for introducing a unique and pretty cast-on method for double knitting. I would love to use this cast-on to make a double-knitting throw blanket (my next project). I have a question: when I start a first row, is there anything special that I will need to do? Or a “regular” way will be good enough? Thank you.
Hi Kikko! Thanks for leaving a comment. Regular way should do!