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.