How do I cast on 5 stitches at the end of a knit row?

Hello, I’m making Shara Sprecher’s Ballet House Flats (available on ravelry) and at row 22 we are knitting on three needles (but not in the round) and rather than turn the work, we cast on 5 stitches and join to knit in the round. What cast on technique would you use? Many thanks!

You could use a knitted or a cable cast on. There are videos for both on the Free Videos tab at the top of this page, Cast On.

I would also suggest you put a marker on the needle at the beginning of the round so you don’t get confused.

You can use a backward loop inc, but it may be easier to knit into those st by using the knit or cable CO. Put the needle into the left hand, cast on, then move it back to the right hand and join.