Cheesiesmom--German Cast on

You recommended that I try the German cast on for socks and asked me to post how it worked out. It is terrific! It’s stretchy without being loose, looks wonderful, and has a solid feel. I will definitely continue to use it for socks, hats, and ribbed edges. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

What is the german cast on?

It’s demonstrated at It looks complicated, but it’s really similar to the long-tail cast on. I looked at the pictures and groaned, but when I picked up my needles and practice yarn, the cast on is really simple to pick up!
I’ve worn, washed, and worn again the first pair I made with it and am very pleased. Next pair on the needles!


I don’t get into the question forum very often so I was surprised to see your note. I’ve never tried the German cast on but from your message and Jan’s I’ll definitely have to give it a try. Thanks for the feedback ladies. :smiley:

I need to learn this for a sweater I am making, but I can’t figure it out for the life of me. A video would sure help…

I have had the yarn and pattern in my house for 3 months now and every time I try the cast on, I get frustrated and give up… :frowning: Wanna come over and show me how its done?? :wink:

Thanks, I’ll have to give it a try. :smiley: