This Cast On is used when you want to knit a circle from inside out ( for a hat, a blanket, a shawl). It allows you to cast a small number of stitches, without hole in the middle.
To work this cast on technique, you will need your working yarn and a set of DPNs.
Place the yarn ball by your left hand and held the strand of yarn with both hand.
Form a loop. The length of yarn pass in front of the strand from the yarn ball.
Pass the length of yarn in the loop from back to front to make a knot. Don’t tighten it.
Catch tightly the length of yarn in your right hand with your little finger.
Place a DPN in your right hand, parallel with the knot, and hold the loop of the knot with middle fingers from both hands
Pass the strand from the ball above the needle, from front to back, to form a first stitch.
Put the tip of the needle into the loop, from front to back. The first stitch you made can feel like it’s going loos, but don’t worry, when the second stitch willbe finished, both will be there.
Pass the strand from the ball above the needle, from front to back, to form a second stitch.
Pull the second stitch out of the loop. You have 2 stitches.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you have the desired number of stitches on your needle. This technique is only good to cast on a small even number of stitches (6 -12 stitches).
Tighten the stitches on the needle.
Pull the length of yarn to close the loop.
Distribute the stitches on DPN, locating whre is the end of the round (= the last stitch you casted on). The length of yarn is on the RS of your project, below the needles and the strand from the yarn ball is on the WS above the needles.
Knit a first round. The loop will likely get a bit loose. This is not a problem. You just need to pull the length of yarn to tighten it again.
Work as indicated in the pattern. the length of yarn is still in the center of tour project, on the RS.
When your project is finished, tighten the loop and pass the length of yarn on the WS and weave it in.