Knit Twist & Transfer Cast On

Knit Twist & Transfer Cast On

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Knitting: How to Cast On - Twist and Transfer Method

Knitting: How to Cast On – Twist and Transfer Method

Cast OnĀ Using the Twist & Transfer

Another method of Cast On with your knitting is the Twist & Transfer. Originally, my mother showed me a similar method but I didn’t twist. Until I saw a video from many years ago, I hadn’t realize I should have been doing the twist. Without the twist, my stitches have always been sloppy and at the very beginning row.

Learning this particular technique has now saved me and given me a more tighter starting edge that looks uniform to the casting off side.

Make two loops as usual. Then for the 3rd and all remaining, do a knit stitch but when placing the loop back onto the starting needle, travel up the needle and under to cause it to do a 180 twist. See the video tutorial below to catch my drift.


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.

1 thought on “Knit Twist & Transfer Cast On”

  1. Kim W says:

    I’m wondering if there is a reason you don’t twist the first stitch after the slip knot? I am enjoying going back to basics to re-learn proper techniques. Thanks for all your great videos!

    I read somewhere along the way that for the long tail cast on you need approximately 12″ of yarn for 20 stitches. I found it works fairly well for me so far.

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