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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