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Latched Cast-On Trim for Machine Knitting by Diana Sullivan  See details »

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  • 00:00: this is Diana Sullivan in Austin Texas today I'm going to show how to do this easy little cast on edge that is very flat very sturdy and it has kind of a tailored look can't you imagine this around the bottom of a sleeve or the bottom of a scarf this absolutely does not roll and it's really sturdy now it doesn't draw in and it isn't springy so it's not really a good ribbing
  • 00:31: substitute but where you want a tailored looking sturdy edge that's very tidy this is a great choice so let's see how this is done my carriage is on the right and I'm going to depress the right part button for this exercise now this begins with a latch tool cast on a really simple cast on you start with a slipknot in your yarn and you put that around your latch tool like that and you're going to bring your latch tool up
  • 01:05: between the first and the second needles and then you just grab the yarn and draw it through that loop and what you're doing as you draw the loop through a loop using this tool is you are making a chain right over these needles this is a sturdy non stretchy cast on and the technique that I'm showing today is really a variation on this cast on when you get to the last stitch just bring
  • 01:39: this yarn under over here and put the loop on the last needle and that is your cast on now push that chain back against the gate pegs thread the Machine and knit to the left then slip to the right what that did was admitted going this way but it just left the yard loosen in front as it went back but that position my carriage on the
  • 02:11: right where I need it for the next row I take my needle pusher and I bring these needles back out into the fully extended hold position and put the yarn on top of these needles now take the part of the knitting that you've already done and bring it out to the front and also you'll find it helpful to put a clothespin on this loose end now I like to unthread the yarn to do this next step so my yarn is going straight
  • 02:42: up here into my upper tension unit I take my latch tool and I put it over this yarn on the left so the metal is on top of the yarn and then I bring it under here and I catch the yarn in the hook and I pull it through then I go oops I dropped it then I go between the next two needles and you see I'm working behind the row of knitting that we've already done with the machine and it go
  • 03:14: between the next two needles and I'm doing another chain cast on kind of thing in between and this clothes pins in my way so I'm getting rid of that if I drop it sometimes I'll drop it then I have to pull the loop open underneath and put my tool back in the middle there's just a certain way that you can
  • 03:47: slant the tool and put a little tension on it that makes it fairly easy to do and you'll just have to play with it kind of get the hang and oops I dropped it again okay I'm always telling people if I can machine it anyone can when you get to the end and you're out of needles you're in thin air just put that last loop right over that last needle and rethread
  • 04:17: the machine with that yarn push these back up against the gate pigs they'll knit off more easily nip to the left and slip to the right it might be a little harder to do the knit it's just a little tight on the first needle but don't force it once again we bring these stitches out and I like to unthread the yarn so it's
  • 04:49: coming from above once again once again put my tool over the yarn and bring it between the first two needles to get my first loop this gives me really neat edges on both ends and as always that clothes pins in my way so out with that but I find the dangling your onion even more annoying than the clothespin so I like the clothes pin holding it down
  • 05:19: even though I have to move it around every single needle the final loop going on that last one pushing these back to make it easier for the machine to knit them on rethread the
  • 05:49: machine yes to the last slip right now how many times you do this determines how thick that fancy little edges i'm unthreading the yarn once again so I'm putting my tool over the yarn once again catching the loop and pulling it through and going between the next two needles I'm going to move that dangling end out
  • 06:19: of my way again and latch my way across again it's just so handy to have the yarn coming from the upper tension unit the upper tension unit just keeps a nice amount of tension on it and feeds a nice amount of yarn through for me all the way to the last and take that last loop hang it on the last needle please get pushed back rethread the yarn get to the
  • 06:51: left slip to the right and here we go again to unthread this yarn when I was a newer machine knitter cast
  • 07:37: on this way a lot more often and I think I was better at it now I'm a bit clumsy but it certainly is a nice cast on after you have enough rows of this you
  • 08:09: can cancel that part button and go on with your knitting now this is just a swatch and I'm not going to bother binding up but I will just clip it and remove this knitting so you can have a look here's that finished edge neat as can be what doesn't really come through is that
  • 08:41: this is thick and sturdy and just absolutely a good clean tailored looking edge so I hope you'll try this you