Other ways of casting on

Besides long-tailed cast-on, there are other, more elegant, more confusing ways of casting on for knitting.

More cast-ons similar to long-tailed cast-on: The old Norwegian cast-on. It’s a good cast-on for socks, as it’s stretchier than a long-tailed.

Here’s a nice video showing casting on of knit stitches in the Twisted German technique.

You can do an alternating knit and purl cast-on, also called German Twisted. It’s very stretchy for socks.

Knit and purl cast-on

Finally, there’s Judy’s magic cast-on for toe-up socks.

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