What is the best method of casting on 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.
What is the difference between cable cast on and long tail cast on?
Method 3: Cable Cast-On
This cast-on method creates a nice even edge that is strong and somewhat less elastic than the edge you get from the long-tail method. Unlike the first two cast-on methods mentioned, the cable cast-on requires two knitting needles, rather than one.
What is a stretchy cast on in knitting?
The stretchiest cast-on methods add in extra yarn to create an elastic–rather than rigid–edge that will grow to accommodate an wider circumference than the knitting. Knowing a few types of stretchy cast-ons gives you more flexibility (literally and metaphorically) in your knitting.
What is the advantage 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.
Is cable cast on good for hats?
The cable cast on is, indeed, lovely. It works very well in situations where you need a firm edge, but it is useless when used on something that needs a stretchy ribbing, such as socks or a hat. The edge is too firm to stretch adequately. That’s where the long tail tubular cast on comes in.
How many cast on methods are there in knitting?
Introduction: Knitting Lessons: Cast on Techniques
This creates loops on the needle which will become the first row of stitches. Here I present four cast on techniques which are the most commonly used.
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 best cast on for a blanket?
I love the crochet cast on because you don’t have to pre-measure your yarn for the cast on. Lots of knitters use this method for provisional cast ons. I like it because it keeps my cast on stitches looser than when I do a long tail cast on (my first row is always too tight!) and it mirrors how my bind off looks.
What’s the best cast on for ribbing?
The alternating cable cast on is also quite stretchy, making it nicely suited for ribbing. In fact, I sometimes refer to it as my “ribbing cast on”! While this cast on is more advanced than a long tail cast on, it’s a great technique to use for hats, mittens, socks and sweater sleeves.