Monday, January 9, 2012

How-To Monday: Italian Tubular Cast On

Hi guys, today's How to Monday is for the Italian Tubular Cast On. The written out instructions are below:


Cast On Steps:
1: LH- Over, Under
2: RH- Under, Over
3: LH- Over, Under
4: RH- Over, Under

Repeat to desired number of stitches.

Set up Rows:
Row 1: *Knit 1, slip 1 with yarn in front, repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat row 1 3 more times, for a total of 4 set up rows. Begin working in Knit 1, Purl 1 ribbing for desired length. Pull out running tail at cast on edge.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks this was great!

Anonymous said...

Since researching for cast ons, your Italian tubular knit cast on is hands down the best on the web including bythose with meticulous manicures. My only tip: get yourself a professional manicure to help in avoiding distraction from your excellent instructions.

Anonymous said...

Honey, I don't care about your manicure. I ripped this cast on 5 times before trying your video. Your makes sense. Now I can finish my hat. Thanks!!! :)

Kirsten said...

Thank you so much for making this video! It helped me immensely with Christmas knitting.

And don't listen to the nail polish haters. Chipped nail polish is a sign of someone who is knitting too much to care! Can you imagine trying to knit with fake nails? Ick.

Anonymous said...

This is the first explication of an Italian cast-on that has made sense to me. I attribute most of my failure to understand knitting instruction to cultural gender differences in how male and female children are socialized so I don't find it certainly to be the fault of the instructor. Thank you very much for making a video that parses for a guy.

Regards,
Matt

P.S. I did not find your fingernails to be a distraction.

kushami said...

Very clear tutorial, thank you for taking the time to make it :-)

InspiredByEleanor said...

Thank you for posting this tutorial. I found it to be extremely helpful. Is there a similar cast on for other types of ribbing?

Anonymous said...

That was an excellent tutorial, and much appreciated. And to people who make negative personal comments, shame on you. This beautiful woman did this for us, be thankful!

jo tatters said...

Thanks so much for the video, extremely helpful and as the others say, don't worry about your nails, your lovely, generous personality shines through!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous video. Instructions are clear and easy to follow. Well done!

Anonymous said...

So happy I found this site. Your instructions are by far the easiest to understand for this method.

Andrea said...

What a fabulous tutorial! I came across your site when looking around for a new (to me!) stretchy cast on for a pair of mittens. It took me a moment to get the rhythm but, once I did, it was a breeze!

Nicely done! Thank you!

Casey said...

In the video it appears that you purl after wrapping to the front, am I wrong?
Despite all the spite for us that wear nail polish and appreciate it, I think having a good nail job is important for us that publish.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful, and what easy instructions! Please explain how to do this in the round using Magic Loop. Thanks!

Linda M. Keefe said...

Thank you thank you. Finally I get it!
Can you recommend a simple glove pattern? I would like to try gloves similar ti the ones in video

Allison said...

I happened across your video while looking for decent instructions on this cast-on method. Yours were perfect! Very patient & encouraging & greatly appreciated. I am perplexed by all the people who commented on your nail polish either as criticism or advice (if you'd wanted advice, you'd have asked for it). You go girl! And keep posting useful & easy-to-follow videos. Thank you.