Two color cast on
|Here´s a Latvian braid with a two color cast on.|
A tutorial of the Latvian braid is found here!
So here we go:
|You need two colors of yarn and needles.|
I use Magic loop but you can use
double pointed needles as well.
|Make a loop with both strands of yarn.|
|Put the loop on the needles.|
This loop of yarn will be removed when you start knitting in
the round and are therefore not included in the cast on stitches.
|The color you want as edge is put over the thumb and|
the other over your forefinger. Cast on as usual.
|When the cast on is done it´ll look like this!|
|Pull out one of the needles...|
|...fold and pull out the string of the circular needle in the middle|
of your stitches. Make sure the stitches are not twisted.
The loop is now in the beginning of the round again.
|The first thing to do before starting your first round is to|
push/pull the loop off the needle. I usually let it dangle for
a few rounds before pulling it out.
It was only there for extra support during the cast on.