Double-Twist Loop Cast-On (or Twisted Loop Cast-On)

Tutorial videos have become a thing for me recently – in writing my patterns there have been a few techniques that I use frequently, or in some cases are unique to a certain pattern, that I want explained in a certain way that I haven’t found available online. At a certain point in my life I did quite a lot of video editing, and although I’m enjoying it resurgence in this format, I have to say I am not a fan of the voiceover… I find it extremely awkward, and it takes me… many, many annoying takes.

That said, I do hope you’ll find the videos useful, and amuse yourself picturing me sitting alone in a quiet room (not a small feat for my house) gritting my teeth while I chat to my computer screen and try very hard not to include any profanity in my voiceovers.

The January meeting of the Yarn Club was all about Cast-On & Bind-Off techniques, so I made a few videos of the most-requested techniques, and I’m slowly adding voiceovers and uploading them to my YouTube channel. I’m starting off here though with a tutorial for my favourite and much maligned cast-on, the Double-Twist Loop Cast-On, or Twisted Loop Cast-On. This is my most-used cast-on – for many years the only way I knew how to cast on, which is bizarre because it’s not one you’d normally teach to a beginner, and it’s not always appropriate, but man is it fast. Watch the video, you’ll see what I mean.

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