Casting on additional stitches?

jxbrownMarch 1, 2008

I am knitting a sweater from the neck down. It is a one piece cardigan on a circular needle. I'm now at the point where the instructions tell me to knit across the front, slip the sleeve stitches onto a stitch holder, cast on 14 more stitches, then knit across the back to the next sleeve, slip stitches onto a stitch holder, cast on 14 stitches, and knit across the other side of the front. What is the best way to cast on stitches in the middle of a piece? I only know one way to cast on and I don't think it will work here.

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You can do a backwards loop of yarn onto the needle. You can also just knit them onto the needle. See for this method. They explain with pictures and with videos.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2008 at 7:29PM
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Funny you would ask this as I am knitting my first neck-down sweater and just did this. Go to as sheilajoyce said and click on 'Cast On'. Then go to the video under 'Single Cast-On' which is actually the Backwards Loop method. Couldn't be easier. I will never knit a sweater again that isn't neck-down if I can help it. No seams!!

    Bookmark   March 5, 2008 at 11:25PM
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