Figure of Eight Cast On
Finally we are getting a bit of nice, light, summer knitting weather! Yeah!
Later in this post, we have a tutorial for the figure of eight cast-on, mentioned in other tutorials (and here) and a new way of striping those toe-up afterthought heel socks. But first we wanted to show you the new knitting bags we got in at Loop. Above you can see Sophie knitting with one of the Yarn Pop Gadgety bags.
These are great because they have grommets that allow yarn to be threaded through. The ball of yarn stays safely inside the bag pocket, instead of rolling out and across a crowded, moving bus. No more crawling around on the floor of a sticky, double-decker, looking for my lost balls. I’m not the only one that’s happened to, right?
They are also great for feeding your headphones through. The wires can stay in one pocket, safely away from their favourite hobby of tangling with my yarns!
These bags make the Loopettes very happy!
Now on to my oddly-matched socks. Remember these…
I’ve added a new striping pattern to the mix. I’ll still have my toes and heels in the taupe Lang Jawoll, but this one has eight rows of the Tosh sock in Fig, two rows of the Lang Jawoll, and another eight rows of Tosh sock in Saffron.
I think he’ll be good friends with the other socks! I used a figure of eight cast on to begin these socks in the round, with no seam. this is a handy cast-on for all kinds of projects so here is a quick tutorial of it.
How to Make the Figure of Eight Cast-on
Hi! I do’t get how you get from photo 3 to photo 4
Once cast on, you then set up your needles for ‘Magic Loop’ to knit in the round
Check out this video above!
do you prefer this to judy’s magic cast-on?it looks a lot less fiddly….!
I find this cast-on to be very uneven and difficult to work the first row.
This is a simple and better beginning than Judy’s start. Thank you for sharing it!