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

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


These directions are for both circular and flat knitting.

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

  2. Bring the working yarn to the front of the loom.

  3. Pass the crochet hook through the slip knot that is on peg 1 from the inside of the loom and crochet a loop grabbing the working yarn from the front.

  4. Place the loop on your crochet hook on peg 2.

  5. Go between the pegs and grab the working yarn with your crochet hook, crochet a loop and place it on peg 3.

  6. Repeat step 5 until you have wraps on all of the pegs needed for your project.
    From the front of the loom, you will see two wraps on each peg except for the last peg in flat knitting.
  7. Knit off all pegs with two wraps.
    For the last peg in flat knitting, e-wrap it and knit off or slip if you are slipping the first stitch of each row.

Coming soon!