After my previous post on combined continental knitting, I asked the lovely people on Ravelry if there were any other photo tutorials that would be useful. I got two suggestions for long tail cast on, so here we go…
Start with a slip knot
Where to put it? You’ll need quite a bit of a tail (hence the long tail name) to create your stitches. How long depends on how many stitches you’re casting on. The photo below will get you about 8-10 stitches on a medium to small sized needle, but I find it’s always better to overestimate – it’s quite annoying to get to the end of the tail and still need to cast on a few more stitches.
Most people probably know this bit already, but in case you don’t:
Yes, you can use the needle to create your slip knot, but I never do.
Get your hands right
Start with your tail on the right side (closer to the point of your needle) and the wool attached to the skein/ball on the right side (closer to the end of your needle)