The Long Tail Cast on is a fast way to make a beautiful edge and it is a better edge than most of the other methods. Fast and Good and Easy, now that is a skill worth mastering!
It may look a little hard at first, but it is really easy once you have followed along with the video a few times.
I’ve included one video to show the long tail cast on and another video showing the “stretchy” cast on.
These are often used with circular needles and socks (among lots of other uses) so I’ve made a special offer on my etsy site, http://www.sevenyaks.etsy for circular bamboo knitting needles. And you can check out my custom sock blocker with needle gauge. See below for details.
Here is the long tail cast on.
Here is a video from Jimmy Beans Wool showing the “Stretchy Cast On” which is good for socks, cuffs and collars and anywhere you want a little elasticity.
Sometimes the Stretchy Cast On is called the Old Norwegian Cast On or the German Cast On.
Here is what I have.
40″ Circular Bamboo Needle Set. Package includes one pair each of sizes 5,6,7,8, and 9.
Only $25 plus $3.50 shipping (US)
40″ Circular Bamboo Needle Set. Package includes one pair each of sizes 10,10.5,11,13 and 15.
Only $32 plus $3.50 shipping (US)
The satiny finish on these natural bamboo circular knitting needles will hold your stitches securely without ever being sticky. They are lightweight, smooth and quiet. Not slippery and noisy like some plastic or aluminum knitting needles. Great for the beginner or the veteran.
It is like getting one size free with these low prices.
My custom designed sock block with needle gauge is a popular item with sock knitters. Take a look.
If you like circular bamboo needles or just have been waiting for a good excuse to get some, just visit www.sevenyaks.etsy.com and grab this great deal while quantities last.