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.
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