Mother of Purl will be CLOSED FOR IN-STORE SALES starting January 11, 2021. – We will be taking online, phone and email orders. Pick-ups can be done Monday thru Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm. – We are sorry for any inconvenience. Mother of Purl will be CLOSED FOR IN-STORE SALES starting January 11, 2021. – We will be taking online, phone and email orders. Pick-ups can be done Monday thru Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm. – We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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Curbside pick-up available for online, phone and email orders on Monday - Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Closed Sunday

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Help Sessions
Wednesday: 10am-12pm
Thursday: 3-5pm
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Open Knit Sessions
Tuesday: 10am - 12pm
Thursday: 5pm - 8pm

  • Cast-On Methods

    Cast-On Methods
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    Cast-On Methods

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    1 - Long Tail Cast-On

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    This is a great all purpose cast-on.

     

    2 - Cable Cast-On

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    This cast-on gives a nice edge and is very stable.

     

    3 - Knitted Cast-On

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    This is a great beginner cast-on and makes a solid edge.

     

    4 - Provisional Cast-On

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    A provisional cast-on is temporary and can be unravelled to reveal live stitches that can be knitted in the opposite direction. This is very useful for invisible seaming, folded trims and hems. 

    How to Pick Up a Provisional Cast-On

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    This will show you how to undo the crochet chain at the beginning and pick up your live stitches so that you can continue knitting or bind together two pieces. Check our Finishing Techniques section to find binding methods.

     

    5 - Backwards Loop Cast-On

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    This is a cast-on used in the middle of your work such as casting on stitches for under an arm or making a pocket. This is not a good cast-on for the beginning of a project.

     

    6 - German Twisted Cast-On

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    This is an intermediate cast-on similar to the Long Tail Cast-On, but it is much stretchier. This is good for the cuffs of socks and hats.

     

    7 - Garter Tab Cast-On

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    This is an unusual cast-on used at the beginning of certain shawls.

     

    8 - I-cord Cast-On

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    This is an intermediate cast-on and is used to create a nice finished edge.

     

    9 - Pinhole Cast-On

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    This is an intermediate cast-on that uses a crochet hook. This is often used on blankets that are knit from the center out, like the Pop! Blanket.

     

    10 - Tubular Cast-On

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    This is an advanced cast-on technique that provides additional stretch and stability.

     

    11 - Tubular Cast-On in the Round

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    This is an advanced cast-on technique, same as above but in the round, that provides additional stretch and stability.

     

    Looking for a cast-on technique we haven't included here? Send us an email with your suggestions or questions at motherofpurlyarnshop@gmail.com.