This cast-on is among the easiest and the one most often taught to children. It does not create the neatest edge when knitting with yarn, but it is a very convenient cast-on when knitting with wire.
To work the Backward Loop Cast-on:
|Step 1: Make a slip knot on your right needle if working with yarn. If working with wire (shown), you may find it easier to twist a loop of appropriate size. Whether using slip knot or twisted loop, this first loop will count as your first stitch.|
||Step 2: Loop the working wire...|
||Step 3: ...and place it on the needle backward so that the working end of the wire lays from back to front.|
||Step 4: Continue in this way until the desired number of stitches have been cast on.|