Beginner Knitting: learn how to make a slip knot. A slip knot is used to begin most knitting cast ons. This is a very quick and easy way to make a slip knot.
How to make a slip knot
The slip knot is the way you will begin almost every knitting project.
Make sure you have a little bit of a tail (approximately 4-6"). Make two simple loops. Take one loop and insert it into the other loop. Pull ends to tighten slightly. Place it on the needle.
What's nice about a slipknot is that it's adjustable, so I tighten it up under the needle and it's ready to go.