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Two Colour Braided Cast-On

I use this cast-on for all my brioche patterns!

I use a needle at least two sizes bigger than the one I used to get gauge, to keep the cast on loose.

A slipknot made holding a pink and white yarn together
1. Using both yarns make a slip knot on the left hand needle. These loops are not counted as part of the cast on.
Two images - Left Image: The right hand needle has been inserted between the two loops on the left hand needle. Right Image: A stitch, made in white yarn, has been pulled through the gap.
2. Insert the right hand needle between the first two loops on the left hand needle and pull up a loop of your front colour yarn, as if you were working a knit stitch.
The new stich has been slipped to the left hand needle
3. Slip the new stitch purlwise on to the left hand needle.
Two Images. Left Image: The right hand needle has been inserted between the first two stitches on the left hand needle. The pink yarn is being lifted from under the white yarn in preparation for the stitch. Right Image: A stitch has been pulled through made in pink yarn
4. Insert the right hand needle between the first two loops on the left hand needle. Make sure you are lifting the back yarn from underneath the front yarn and pull through a loop.
The right hand needle has been inserted between the first two stitches on the left hand needle. The white yarn is being lifted from under the pink yarn in preparation for the stitch.
5. Slip the new stitch purlwise on to the left hand needle. Repeat from 2 to 5 until you have the correct number of stitches remembering to always bring the yarn for the next stitch from underneath.
The finished Cast-on with alternating "V"s in pink and white
Drop the slip knot from the needle before joining in the round.
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