Drawstring Cast-on Flat and in the Round

Drawstring Cast-on for the Loom

Drawstring Cast-on

Learn the Drawstring cast-on flat and round versions. This is a great technique for many projects. Seems a bit difficult when you first see someone one doing it but after the first try you will be an expert.

Below is a picture and text instructional with a step by step video tutorial.

Application for the Drawstring Cast-on

Drawstring cast-on

For my cute little cat pattern I used both the Round and Flat versions. To make the body I used the round on a 24-peg Knifty Knitter loom. For the tail I only needed a set number of pegs so I used the flat. In this case an odd number of pegs should be used.

The Loom Knit Tiny Kitty pattern target date is Friday, June 16, 2016 so stay tuned for that. This is will be the 2nd pattern in June for my Patreon patrons.  THANK YOU for all your support ! To become a patron visit Patreon.com/LoomaHat

 

Step by Step Instructions

In The Round: Let’s start with the one you will use the most.

Step 1: Secure the yarn. Bring the working yarn behind the first peg.

Drawstring Cast-on

 

Step 2: Zig-Zag around the loom with the working yarn. Use every other peg.

Drawstring Cast-on

Step 3: Wrap the working yarn around the loom. Do not e-Wrap the pegs!

Drawstring Cast-on

Step 4: Knit off the pegs that have 2 loops.

Drawstring Cast-on

NOTE: If you have a loom with even pegs, the working yarn will be behind the first peg.
If you have an odd number of pegs, the working yarn will be in front of the first peg.

 

For the Flat Version: Best to set an odd number of pegs.

 

Step 1: Secure the yarn. Bring the working yarn behind the first peg.

Step 2: Count the number of pegs needed and then Zig-Zag around the loom with the working yarn. Use those peg.

Step 3: Wrap the working yarn around those pegs only. Do not e-Wrap the pegs!

Step 4: Knit off the pegs that have 2 loops.

Drawstring Cast-on Video

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Comments: 7

  1. Jonnita Stubbs June 16, 2016 at 5:36 am

    If using this method for a hat, would it be upside down? What method would I use to end it?

    • Denise Canela June 16, 2016 at 9:23 am

      Yes – it would have the closing at the beginning instead of the end – just another option for your creativity.

    • Jonnita Stubbs June 28, 2016 at 6:27 pm

      Sooo, I would use a basic bind off at the end of a hat? I am going to try it on the figure 8 stitch hat, using a 36 peg round loom.

  2. Peggy F June 14, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Is there an advantage to this type of cast on? Can it be used with any pattern? I really look forward to your videos.

    • Denise Canela June 15, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      It works well when closing a round project like a hat or a purse or a Tiny Kitty (coming soon)

  3. Angel June 13, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Any size loom

    • Denise Canela June 13, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      ? – not sure if this is a question – but if it is – the answer is yes. This works with any size loom

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