Cast on in the middle

please help! my pattern is saying to ‘cast on’ in the MIDDLE of the pattern. I know how to cast on, but I have never seen that in the middle of the pattern. How do I do that?

Put the right hand needle into the next stitch as if to knit it, pull the wool through and put the loop you make onto the left needle instead of pulling the old stitch off. Voila! a cast on stitch. Just repeat for as many stitches it says to cast on.

This is a FAQ. Some links to existing posts, with helpful info, here

You may also work a single strand left thumb loop cast on.