This week I was wondering what to include in the next episode of my how to knit videos.

While finishing knitting my shawl, inspiration struck – in the form of a bind off especially nice for some lace knitting.  While doing the picot edge bind off, I realized it’s actually two techniques in one.

Closeup lace knitting with picot edge from How to Knit Videos: How Do I Knit the Cable Cast On?It is a combination of the cable cast on and a traditional bind off.

You start with the cable cast on. The cable cast on can be used as an initial cast on.  Usually though it’s used when you need to add stitches to an existing row.

I explain the cable cast on in two tutorials.  One for right handed knitting and one for left-handed knitting or mirror knitting.


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