Something From Nothing (3 hours) (intermediate)

Class Description

Hats from the top down. Socks from the toe up. Gloves from the fingertips. Circular shawls, seamless bags, pouches, and toys. What do these things have in common? Each can be worked from the “center” out! Learn to knit your way out of the middle of nowhere with a sampling of closed cast-ons. Included are the Figure-Eight, Judy’s Magic, Turkish, Emily Ocker’s, and more.

Techniques to be covered

  • Bosnian garter-stitch tab
  • Circular cast-on
  • Emily Ocker’s cast-on
  • Figure Eight cast-on
  • Turkish cast-on
  • Judy’s Magic Cast-on
  • Starting with dpns

Supplies needed

  • 50 gms smooth, light-colored, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed needles, approximately 7″ (18 cm) in length (set of 5)
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle AT LEAST 32″ (80 cm) long measured from tip to tip. WILL NOT WORK with a shorter needle!
  • G (4 mm) crochet hook
  • Stitch markers
  • Scissors


Cast on 6 stitches. Knit 12 rows (garter stitch). Do not bind off. Do not cut yarn.