Two Needle Cast On

This how-to guide will show you how to cast on with two needles. Since the start is always the hardest part, we are explaining every step in detail with pictures and also show you a video at the end of this post. If you want to get straight to the video, just scroll down on this page. Click here for our other post with video for the One Needle cast on.

Two Needle Cast On Guide

Start to cast on by making a slip-knot in the yarn made so that the tail end tightens the knot of the stitch and the ball end tightens the loop that is the stitch itself.

Cast on slip knot start

Place the left hand needle through the slip knot from left to right keeping the tail to the left and tighten the stitch to a working size.

Cast on slip knot for two needle cast on

Insert the right hand needle into the slip knot stitch from the front, towards the back, passing under the left hand needle.

2 needle cast on, insert needle

Take the ball end of the yarn and wrap it round the point of the right hand needle round the back, towards the front.

2 needle cast on, wrap yarn round

Pull the new loop through the slip knot stitch and place the new loop back onto the left hand needle. You now have two stitches on the left hand needle.

Cast on with two needles, pull yarn through

Next insert the right hand needle between the two stitches on the left hand needle and wrap the yarn around as before. Pull this new loop through and place it back on the left handle needle as the third stitch.

Continue in this way, inserting the right hand needle between the last two stitches on the left hand needle and pulling the loop through to make a new stitch until you have cast on the required number of stitches.

Two Needle Cast On Video

Click on the video to start playing. This video demonstrates how to cast on knitting using two needles.

If you found this video helpful, then check out then check out my other how to guides on how to knit here.

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