Category Archives: Swatch Book

CO Swatch 7: Simplified Cast On

The Simplified Cast On is found on page 67 of RD KH. The Simplified Cast On uses two strands of yarn and one needle. The little twists on the very edge run the opposite way the basic long tail cast … Continue reading

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CO Swatch 6: Italian Cast On

The Italian Cast on is found on page 67 of RD KH. I can’t find a video online for this cast on (all searches for italian cast on lead to a tubular cast on) – but I think it is … Continue reading

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CO Swatch 5: Thumb Cast On

The Thumb Cast On is found on page 67 of RD KH. You can find a video for this cast on on KnittingHelp.com, titled “Alternative Cast On.” This is a long tail cast on worked with two strands of yarn … Continue reading

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CO Swatch 4: Double Twist Loop Cast On

The Double Twist Loop Cast On is found on page 66 of RD KH. I don’t think there is a video for this cast on online. My Directions Holding the needle in your left hand and the yarn in your … Continue reading

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CO Swatch 3: Alternating Loop Cast On

The Alternating Loop Cast On is found in RD KH on page 66. I don’t believe there are videos online for this cast on; however it is simply done by alternating between the Loop Cast On and the Backwards Loop … Continue reading

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CO Swatch 2 – Backwards Loop Cast On

The Backwards Loop Cast On is found of page 66 of RD KH (titled “Twisted loop cast-on”). You can find a video of this cast on on KnittingHelp.com, titled “Single Cast-On.”  You can also see an illustration on TECHknitting, under … Continue reading

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CO Swatch 1: Loop Cast On

So, for my first entry to the Swatch Book, I’ve got a couple of small swatches. Loop Cast On found on page 65 of Reader’s Digest Knitter’s Handbook (RD KH). I can’t find a video for this technique online. It … Continue reading

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