Old Norwegian Cast On

Method #3 For Casting On

The 'Old Norwegian' cast on (also called German twisted cast on) is completely optional for beginners to learn, but is a useful method to know in addition to the knitted cast on and/or long tail cast on methods.

The advantage of the Old Norwegian cast on is that it offers more stretch. It is therefore often used for projects like socks to give a stretchier, more comfortable fit.

The actual technique is very similar to that of the long tail cast on method, but with a couple of extra twists and turns. So if you know how to do the long tail cast on, then this one should be a piece of cake!

The trickiest part of this method is probably the last step where the thumb needs to bend to turn the loop of yarn upside down, but it should become clear once you try it.

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