Your go-to CO for 2x2 Rib?


#1

Looking to try out a new CO for a sweater with a 2x2 rib. I tried a tubular CO where I rearranged the stitches for 2x2 - looked great but not enough stretch to get over a head!

What’s your go-to for a neat, stretchy CO?


#2

Welcome to KH!
I like the German Twisted Cast On when I need more stretch. It’s a long tail cast on.


#3

You can try a twisted cast in in pattern too.


#4

3 knitters, 3 different cast-ons! :slight_smile: I use the butterfly method.


#5

I never heard of the butterfly cast on before. I always knew it as long tail cast on, sling shot method.


#6

Another thing to do is try different COs (cast ons), find the one you like best, then do it on a larger needle than you will be using. When you start your first stitch, change to normal size needles and it should be looser.