Cable Cast-on Method

The Cable cast-on method creates a cast-on similar to the cable cast-on in needle knitting. It creates a sturdy edge that is elastic that is perfect for ordinary edges, end of rows and ribbing. Thank you, Becky Hanson, for taking the time to work this out for the community.

Tools needed

  • Knitting board
  • Crochet hook
Before casting-on, review the good loom knitting habits. It's important not to wrap tightly.

  1. Tie a slip knot leaving a 3-inch tail and place on peg 2.

  2. Bring the working yarn to the outside of the knitting board.

  3. Pass the crochet hook through the slip knot that is on peg 2 from the inside of the knitting board and crochet a loop grabbing the working yarn from the front.

  4. Place the loop on your crochet hook on peg 4.

  5. Go between the pegs and grab the working yarn with your crochet hook, crochet a loop and place it on peg 6.

  6. Repeat step 5 until you have wraps on all of the pegs on both sides of the knitting board.

  7. Put the chain that is on the crochet hook on peg 2 so that there are two wraps on that peg.
From the front of the knitting board, you will see two wraps on each peg. Knit off all pegs. Wrap the board with your stitch pattern.

Coming soon!