The other day, Ashley started knitting her very own Barrison Bear for our new knit-along. After knitting the legs the separately, the pattern tells you to join the two pieces, casting on one stitch in the middle.
That’s when Ashley stopped and said, “I’m never sure if I’m doing this correctly, what’s the best way to cast on in the middle of your knitting?”
The pattern itself does not specify and there are a few ways to do it. Here are two that work well:
the knitted cast on…
the cable cast on (the stronger of the two)…
Cirilia demonstrates both techniques in this how-to video:
Later, in the body section, the pattern asks you to cast on stitches at the end of a row.
Really, it’s another way of saying cast your stitches on before you knit the next row. So just turn your project around, cast on and knit.
Hope this helps with your Barrison or whatever project you’re working on!