What is the best cast-on method for knitting?
The long-tail cast-on method is probably the most popular among experienced knitters. It does take a bit of practice to get this method down, but once you understand what you’re doing it’s quick and easy to get stitches on the needle. Uses: The long-tail cast-on also counts as a row of knitting, which is nice.
How do you cast-on method?
Step 1: Single Cast On
- Slide slip knot onto needle. …
- Wrap the working yarn (yarn connected to the ball of yarn) around your thumb so you have a loop around your thumb.
- Bring the needle under and up through the loop around your thumb.
- Remove your thumb from the loop and pull the yarn.
Is knitted cast on stretchy?
The knitted cast on is easy to do, especially if you already know how to make a knit stitch. This is a good all-purpose cast on and creates a stretchy edge to your work.
What is the advantage of casting on thumb method?
The advantages of the thumb cast on: It creates a stretchy cast on and therefore is suitable for garments that need give e.g. sock and mitt cuffs (a revelation for me as hinted at in the introduction above!) It is simple to do in the middle of your knitting as you continue to work in the same direction.
What is the purpose of long tail cast on?
The long tail cast on serves to cast on stitches onto the needles and it results in a very flexible rim. It works well in projects where you knit in stockinette stitch or rib stitch at the beginning. In addition, it results in a rim that is both consistent and beautiful.