CONTAINING INSTRUCTIONS IN
JOHN CASSELL, LA BELL SAUVAGE YARD, LUDGATE HILL.
CASTING ON WITH ONE NEEDLE
process in knitting is known by the term CASTING ON.
There are two ways of doing this: with one needle, and
with two. Our first diagram represents the former
process. Take the thread between the second and third
fingers of the left hand, leaving an end of about a yard
for every hundred stitches; pass it round the thumb of
that hand, giving it a twist, so as to form a loop. Take
a knitting-needle in the right hand, insert the point in
the loop, and pass the thread from the ball round the
needle; then bend the point of the needle through the
loop, which tighten, and one stitch will be complete.
Continue to make loops over the thumb, with the end of
thread, and knit them with that from the ball until the
proper number is cast on.
TO CAST ON
WITH TWO NEEDLES (generally called the Spanish method),
begin by making a loop on the end of the thread, into
which slip the point of one needle, holding it in the
left hand. Take the other needle in the right hand, and
slip its point into the same loop, bring the thread
round the point of this needle, and bend the needle
towards you, so that the thread forms a loop on it. Slip
that also on the left needle, without withdrawing it
from the right. Put the thread round the right again,
and repeat the process.......................