Casting on can be its own art form, though it’s just the preliminary step in a project. Any variation of casting on will put stitches onto the needle, but choosing a method with the right look for your project gives your knitting extra polish. This week’s how-to video shows you how to work a clean-looking cast-on for K1 P1 rib. A close relative of the cable cast-on (take a look at our Get Started tutorials for a refresher on that technique and more), this handy version is easy to learn and provides a perfect edge for ribbed trims on sweaters and accessories. The ribbing on the body and cuffs of Parker, this week’s free pattern, makes it an ideal candidate for a K1 P1 cast-on.
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Our brightly striped baby cardigan Parker knits up quickly and features a great K1 P1 cast on.