If you’re getting ready to start a new knitting project, chances are you are considering what cast-on method to use. Often times the pattern does not specify what method to use, and there are many methods to choose from. One of my favorite cast-on methods is the Long Tail Cast On. This particular method provides a neat edge that does not tend to roll and provides a little stretch.
I filmed a short knitting tutorial to help you learn this versatile cast-on method. While a bit fiddly to learn at first, once you get the hang of the steps, this is a fun technique that you’ll come back to time and time again.
Try this technique with these great free knitting patterns:
- Two Hour Cowl
- Big Fluffy Brioche Cowl
- Impatience Cowl
- Lily Pad Cowl
- Blue Afternoon Cowl
- Greywacke Cowl
Are there any other techniques you’d like me to demonstrate?