Judy’s Magic Cast-on can be used as an easy way to create a tubular cast-on for 1/1 ribbing, with very little wasted yarn.
You’ll need a circular needle and a spare needle of the same size.
- Using JMCO, cast on the amount of stitches needed.
(For example, if you need 40 stitches, you will have 20 on each needle.)
- Knit one round.
- Hold both needles with stitches in your left hand, with the points facing right.
- Using the third needle, slip stitches purl-wise – beginning with a knit stitch, and then a purl.
- Transfer all stitches to the third needle, and either join to knit in the round, or knit flat.