cast on

verb
cast on; casting on; casts on

Definition of cast on

transitive verb

: to place (stitches) on a knitting needle for beginning or enlarging knitted work

First Known Use of cast on

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Cast on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cast%20on. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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