Learn How to Knit - Slip Knot
A slip knot is the starting point for just about everything you'll do in knitting. It is also the basis for all casting on methods.
1. Make a circle with yarn or thread.
2. Pull a loop through the circle.
3. Insert the needle into the loop.
4. Pull the loop gently and evenly to tighten and slide the knot up to the needle.
Below: LW3588 Cabled Heart Hat Knit Pattern