This video was created in 2011 during my early stages of machine knitting.  In this video I show you how to do an open cast-on and how to create a cast-on rag.  You may be asking what is a cast-on rag?  Basically, it is a long knitted fabric about 5 to 6 inches wide and the length of your machine.  It is used as an anchor to hold your weights on instead of placing weights on your knitted garment.  Without the rag a knitter would have to knit several rows of waste yarn before actually knitting the garment.  This waste yarn is actually that “wasted yarn”.  Instead of wasting yarn use your cast-on rag over and over thus saving yarnage.

Want to learn how to knit a cast-on?  Click here!