Knit Long Tail Cast On

Knit Long Tail Cast On

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Knitting: How to Cast On - Thumb Long Tail Method

Knitting: How to Cast On – Thumb Long Tail Method

Cast On Thumb Long Tail Cast on

The Thumb Long Tail Cast On is very similar to the regular long tail cast on. It’s just a difference of holding the yarn. This method is pretty straight forward without anything too complex.

If you remember, the long tail cast on has you wrap the yarn around your thumb and pointer finger. In this method, you only wrap your thumb and use the other hand to wrap over the top of the need to secure the loop.

For me, I really like this method. It’s not too complicated and something I can easily remember.

For this one, you wrap the yarn around your thumb. You use the needle and travel up the thumb and collect the loop. Using the other hand, take the other strand and wrap around the needle. Pull snug to secure the loop. Repeat for the entire starting row.


Mikey, aka Michael Sellick, of The Crochet Crowd, started this online journey back in 2008. A mere hobby in trying to reach out to others as he was mentally struggling with his own issues. His goal was simple, find others in the yarn communities, like him, that have a common interest.

The journey and main baby of the whole idea started with a YouTube Channel and then in 2011, an official website was developed. Michael is not only the face of The Crochet Crowd but also the working engine behind the crowd in self-taught programming, social media and so much more.

Enjoy the stitching journey. Life is short, enjoy this wonderful hobby and all of the learning opportunities that come with it.

2 thoughts on “Knit Long Tail Cast On”

  1. Christine Melancon says:

    You are left handed?

    1. Mikey says:

      No, I am right-handed.

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