How to cast on using the Turkish (Eastern) method

In this DROPS video we show how you can cast on stitches using the so called Turkish (aka Eastern) method. This is a very useful invisible cast on technique for toe up socks, pillow cases, bags etc.

Wrap the working yarn loose around two needles, hold on to the tail. Start knitting the sts on the upper needle, then turn work around and knit sts on the other needle, continue working each needle and in the round.
If it’s a toe on a sock you will start to inc on 2nd round by inc 1 st each side of each needle on every or every other round until enough sts for width of foot.

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