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Make a Slip Knot
Slip Knot

A slip knot on the needle.

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Starting cable cast on is like starting any other cast on method--you just have to make a slip knot and slide the loop onto a knitting needle, pulling gently and not too tightly.

In the case of cable cast on you do not need a long tail, but you should leave six inches or so for weaving in later.

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