When I was a girl, my grandmother taught me to knit. Foolishly, I didn’t practice, and forgot. When I first lived some weeks in England, three sisters, elders in my sweetheart’s family, taught me to knit. They cannot remember ever not knowing how to knit, and grew up at a time when, if your hands were empty, your mother handed you some work. I’m quite envious of learning so young, seeing as I waited til adulthood to take up the habit. My children have started early! You may think I knit very peculiarly. I’m quite fond of it - but ignore how I knit, and pay attention to how I cast-on. For a long time I used one particular method for casting-on (creating the stitches to begin to knit a piece), and then I encountered the stretchy method, and never looked back. This, the third part of the “Cabled Handwarmers” set of old school movies in The Knitting Series, shows exactly that. It’s animated, even (it’s 4 minutes, and has a sweet little melody too). Learn it well, for just about any project, especially to knit the cabled and honeycombed handwarmers and mittens in this series.
What do you think? Work along with the other movies in the “Cabled Handwarmers” set, next door at the old school. (There’s not so much time left before the holidays, but it’s very quick to buy the pattern to make these at the appleturnovershop and have a link sent to you, to download and print! Very useful last-minute gift for a friend who wants to knit-in-the-round. There’s even a wintry sale on over there.) Happy casting-on!