The backwards loop cast on is just the thing when you need to cast on stitches in the middle of a row or round.
This cast on doesn’t have quite the right structure to be recommended as a regular cast on, but it is great for casting on stitches at the underarm of a top-down sweater, or for a mitten thumb.
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Three Steps to work the Backward Loop Cast-on
- Place the working yarn over your thumb
- The right hand needle goes under the yarn at the base of your thumb (as indicated below) and over the yarn at the top of your thumb
- Tighten up your newly cast-on stitch
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December 18, 2021 @ 6:41 pm
Can you help me with your Maize fingerless gloves?
I can’t figure out when or how to knit and bind off the thumb gusset.
December 21, 2021 @ 9:38 am
We have a step by step tutorial here: https://blog.tincanknits.com/2013/10/03/lets-knit-a-mitten/ and if you have further specific questions please send us an email at email@example.com – best luck! Emily
October 24, 2019 @ 1:32 pm
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Ahh yes the mitten thumb crotch!! Thank you so much for this! It is mitten time,almost!!
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