An Interesting Way to Start

The last two hats I have designed have begun with two-color corrugated ribbing. (You’ll see one of those patterns soon, the other is currently in design limbo…) I haven’t made a lot of patterns with corrugated ribbing, and when I began the samples I didn’t have a lot of resource materials with me, so I figured out a way to cast on with a little trial and error.

Below you will see the method that I use for casting on using two colors with a cable cast on. I like the way that the very edge of the cast on twists the two colors together like a candy cane. I’m sure there are many other ways to achieve similar results, but this is the method that I chose and I wanted to share it with you!

Cable Cast-on in Two Colors

For a striped cast-on, work the cable cast-on with both colors as follows:

1 – Make a slip knot with color A and place it on left hand needle.

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2 – Use right hand needle to pull up a loop of color B through the slip knot and place new loop on left hand needle.

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3 – Use right hand needle to pull up a loop of color A between the 2 stitches on the left needle and place new loop on the left hand needle.

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4 – Use right hand needle to pull up a loop of color B between the last 2 stitches on the left hand needle and place the new loop on the left hand needle.

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5 – Use right hand needle to pull up a loop of color A between the last 2 stitches on the left hand needle and place the new loop on the left hand needle.

Repeat steps 4 and 5 until the required number of stitches have been cast on.

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2 Responses to An Interesting Way to Start

  1. caityrosey says:

    Nifty! How creative. I’ll have to remember this.

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