Judy’s Magic Cast On

Using this cast on is the slickest way to begin a toe up sock. I like to follow this cast on with a wedge toe because it is simple to do and makes a comfortable home for your toes. Both the cast on and wedge toe are demonstrated in my newest video. Toe up socks are a great choice when your yarn yardage is a bit skimpy. Begin at the toe and knit up the leg until your skein is gone. If you have never made a toe up sock, hop on the bandwagon and see what you have been missing!

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  1. Camille
    Posted October 24, 2013 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    I’m using this cast-on for a project that calls for an odd number of stitches, as the pattern expands specifically from this initial number of stitches. Can I do so easily, and if so, what changes should I make to the process? I can’t seem to wrap my brain around the implications of doing so. Thanks for any advice you have on this.

  2. Posted October 24, 2013 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    I personally would cast on an even number and then work an increase on the first round.

  3. Sylvia McCauley
    Posted March 5, 2015 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    As always…an outstanding video..I’m a true blue dpn (4) sock knitter…need to get into the 21st century…must try this method with your upcoming sock KAL April 2, 2015…Thank you!!!

  4. Posted March 5, 2015 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    Delighted to have you along!

  5. Jan Scully
    Posted April 3, 2015 at 5:08 am | Permalink

    Hi Michelle,
    Just a quick question. In regular Magic Loop you always have the working yarn on the back (or top) needle and pull that one out each round. With Judy’s Magic Cast On and the beginning of the sock, you have the working yarn on the bottom (or front) yarn and pull the bottom needle out each round. Will this method continue throughout the sock? Is there a reason for the change?
    Thank you,
    Jan (love the cast on method:)

  6. Posted April 3, 2015 at 5:29 am | Permalink

    The magic loop is the same as always. It must just look different to you due to the camera angle. Knit on!

  7. Diane venuto
    Posted April 10, 2015 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    After seeing & trying the cast on shown – i finally got it! Looks beautiful but as I’m progressing to the 54 stitches – the “sides” are quite loose – is there a way that i should be twisting the yarn so there is no ‘hole’? Too loose on the edges(?)

  8. Posted April 10, 2015 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    Congrats on the toe! Knit the first stitch on the needle firmly but it is really the second stitch that does the gap closure. After knitting the first stitch, put the right needle into the second stitch and give it a good tug as you knit it.

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