Before "casting on", you need to tie a slip knot!  Follow our step-by-step video and photo instruction below! 

How to Tie a Slip Knot
After to have measured out the amount of yarn for the tail specified in your pattern, make a loop with your yarn.
Bring the yarn on top of the loop underneath the loop making it look like a pretzel.

Bring that yarn up through the loop.  You will pull the other piece of yarn to tighten!
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