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Knit 1×1 and 2×2 Rib Elastic Cast-On Methods

knit 1x1 and 2x2 rib elastic cast-on samples

knit 1x1 and 2x2 rib elastic cast-on samples

Knitting materials and tools:

<> Straight needles, 3 mm (UK 11)

<> Knit it, Super Soft Yarn –100% acrylic. 120 grams -324 m per skein.

Common abbreviations of knit stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch knitwise, work to the last stitch, knit the last stitch

Knit 1×1 rib elastic cast-on method

knit 1 by 1 rib elastic cast-on method

Cast on an even number of stitches.

Row 1: sel s, [bring the needle underneath the cast-on edge (counterclockwise), slip the next stitch purlwise to the right-hand needle, then bring the needle back underneath the cast-on edge (clockwise) and return the slipped stitch to the left-hand needle, k1, p1] – repeat till the end, sel s

Row 2: sel s, [k1, p1] – repeat till the end, sel s.

 After completing this row, continue with your desired pattern or work a simple ribbing of k1, p1.

Knit 2×2 rib elastic cast-on method

knit 2 by 2 rib elastic cast-on method

To ensure the stitch pattern works correctly, cast on a number of stitches that is a multiple of 4.

Row 1: sel s, [p2, bring the needle underneath cast-on edge (counterclockwise), slip the next stitch purlwise to the right-hand needle, then bring the needle back underneath the cast-on edge (clockwise) and return the slipped stitch to the left-hand needle, k1, bring the needle underneath cast-on edge (counterclockwise), slip the next stitch purlwise to the right-hand needle, then bring the needle back underneath the cast-on edge (clockwise) and return the slipped stitch to the left-hand needle, k1] – repeat till the end, p2, sel s

Row 2: sel s, [k2, p2] – repeat till the end, k2, sel s.

 After completing this row, continue with your desired pattern or work a simple ribbing of k2, p2.

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