Kake (nou) wrote,
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What's the name of this cast-on?

I wrote this description for asrana and now want to add it to the london.crafts wiki, but I'm not sure what this cast-on is actually called. Anyone know?

The cast-on:

Hold the needle with stitches already on in your right hand, with the end of yarn coming off it to the left:

Let the free end of yarn hang down, and put your left thumb behind it from left to right, ready to lift it upwards:

Use your left thumb to lift a loop of yarn up and behind the tip of the needle in your left hand:

Bring the needle tip backwards against the free end of yarn, and lift up a loop:

Leave this loop on the needle, pull your thumb out, pull the free end of yarn to tighten:

You have made a stitch! Repeat:

(Photos by rjw1; I know the last two are out of focus but I was too tired to get him to take them again.)
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