I have just learnt a new method for casting on in my knitting. When I first learnt to knit I was taught to cast on using my thumb and one needle,
Since that initial method of cast on I changed to Elizabeth Zimmerman’s method of long tail cast on.
I learnt the method from her book, Knitting Workshop.
The only picture I had was this one.
The new method I have just learnt is called tubular cast on.
This is where I learnt how to do it. The method gives a lovely edge to your work, particularly in rib.
Why I tried a new method is because I am about to knit a garment as my project during the Tour de France. The site from where I bought the pattern has several videos on various knitting skills but unfortunately they are all in Danish.
Obviously you do get to watch but I found I needed the accompanying instructions in English.
It took me many goes practising to get into the rhythm of the method but once I got it I was good to go.
Happy with the result.
This is the pattern I will be knitting.
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My favorite add-on is Chinese Waitress. You don’t have to guesstimate how much yarn you need like with long tail.
Thank you. I will have a look at that one.
When I learnt how to knit I was only allowed to cast on to be with two needles. So many different ways for casting on. We have the Euros here at the moment so have started a Euro Blanket. Now looking out for Le Tour Project.
My birth country of Scotland never seems to do well in the football.
What type of blanket are you making?
I have just realised that I missed your post that said you had started a new site so I have now rectified that and am following you on your new site.
Your project looks wonderful.