To begin casting on you need a slip knot. Slip knots can be simple to make once you get the hang of it. Take a piece of the yarn (don’t cut it from the ball), grab the yarn in the middle (about 3-4 inches from the end) and hold it as if making an upside down U or V. Make a small twist so your yarn now resembles an awareness ribbon (I think it looks like that anyway). Take the half with the end attached to the ball, cross it over the other half, and pass it through the hole made when twisting the yarn. Hold the “knot” position, and lightly pull the loop up. Interchange pulling the loop and pulling the ends until you have a nice knot that can slip up and down.
Take your new slip knot and place it on your needle. This part is easier. Take your yarn (the part still attached to the ball), give it a twist, and place that loop on your needles. Repeat this process until you have the number of loops or “stitches” you want/need for your project
See the video below for a visual step by step!
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