Does first double cast-on make two stitches?

Hi, I’m a newbie starting my first project! I noticed that when I do the double cast-on method, the first “cast-on” makes two stitches. This is how I’m supposed to count it, right? So I’m counting the number of stitches on the needle, as opposed to counting the number of times I “cast on” (if that makes any sense??) Thanks in advance!

The slip knot is counted as a stitch, so when you do that, it’s your first cast on st. Then you work the LT cast on and yes, count the sts on your needle.

I’m not sure what you mean by double cast-on, but yes, many cast-ons do give you two stitches with the first set up stitch. Count the stitches on the needle unless your directions say otherwise!

Thanks for the replies. I forgot that sometimes people use a slip-knot. I do not (I followed the example per the video posted here on KH). But I will go by the stitches on my needle. Thanks again!

Yep, I quit using the slip knot a few years ago and just lay the yarn over the needle. It still makes a stitch.

Zina, double caston is another name for the Long tail because you use 2 strands of yarn. Knit, backward loop and cable castons are called single COs because they don’t use the tail yarn, only the working yarn.

THe first day or so I used the slip knot but since I learned how to needle tat 1st (you use the cast on stitch as the 1st have of a tatting double stitch) I decided it just made more since for me to do away w/ the slip knot…I don’t get 2 stitches that way but…hmmmmmm i’m not being helpful :slight_smile: But if you want to learn to tat then you’re half way to learning the stitches:aww:

Are any of the other two-strand cast-ons known as a/the “double cast-on”, or just the Long Tail, Sue?

The other variations of long tail - twisted German, old Norwegian, though they’re not usually called a ‘double cast on’. Possibly some of the tubular castons use two strands as well, though I’m not real familiar with them.

Yeah, my favorite right now for ribbing is the mock-tubular cast-on, and it’s a two strand as well. Just curious whether they were all called a double cast-on, so thanks for that!