This is a very nice and neat way – and an easy one too – to cast on a number of stitches at the end of a row. You will need a crochet hook of about the same size as the needle you are using.
Work the row to end. Place the needle in your left hand so that the other side is facing you. If you worked a right side row, the wrong side should be facing and if you worked a wrong side row the right side should be facing.
Insert the crochet hook Catch the yarn and pull a loop
in the last stitch on the (= 1 stitch on the crochet hook)
Bring the yarn under and Bring the crochet hook in Pull a loop through the loop
behind the needle. front of the needle and on the crochet hook.
… pick up the yarn. (= 1 stitch more on the
… needle and 1 stitch on
… the crochet hook)
Repeat these 3 steps until you have cast on the desired number of stitches minus 1.
… Place the stitch from the
… crochet hook on the needle.
Tata, finished. Turn your work and start the row.
Now, this is for working back and forth.
In the round.
If – for example – you are working a pullover top down and you need to add stitches at the neckline to close it and start working in the round: cast on the right number of stitches, knit the first stitch from the stitches you need to join to and pass the 2nd stitch on the right needle over the knitted stitch and off the needle.
Voilà you can start working in the round.