In spite of everything, what is the best cast on 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.
Just as much, what is the easiest way to cast on in knitting?
Never mind, 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.
How do you knit lace edges?
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This cast on combines the backwards loop cast on and the first row of knitting into one motion. ... The advantage of the long tail cast on is that it is easier and faster to work and you only need the size of needle you are using for the project.
The long tail cast-on is one of the most common cast-on methods. This is because it's extremely versatile. While it helps create an even edge (something that can sometimes be difficult to create with the single cast-on method), it's also a great cast-on to use on projects in which you may want a fairly elastic edging.
Counting Rows in Stockinette Stitch First, we have to be able to identify a “knit” stitch. ... When we are counting our rows from the beginning of a piece, we generally do not count the “cast on” row as a row of knitting. On the other hand, the stitches that are on our needle, do count as a row.
A long-tail cast on is a popular method of casting on as it produces an edge that is stretchy but not loose while being neat and even. This cast on produces the same result as if you had used the thumb method and then knitted one row.