Purl Cast On

The Purl Cast On is a variation of the Long Tail Cast On that creates, you guessed it – a purl stitch! Many knitters use this cast on as a way to keep an edge from curling. Alternate this cast on with the standard Long TaiI and you can actually establish your rib pattern in the cast on row. I think this is especially good looking when knitting with a bulky yarn. I love the way this cast on challenges my brain!

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  1. Jeanne Harvey
    Posted February 19, 2014 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    I’m going to be leading a group of knitters in mitten making, so alternating the purl cast on with the long tail cast on will be very useful. Thank you for the great video demonstrating this technique.

  2. Posted February 20, 2014 at 7:15 am | Permalink

    Glad I can be a part of your group!

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