“This issue’s Skill Booster continues our conversation about cast ons. We’re going to discuss two more basic cast ons, the “long tail” and cable cast ons. The first, while a bit difficult to master, produces a nice elastic edge and is a good general purpose cast on. The second is similar to the knitted-on cast on we discussed last issue, but has a different appearance. Like the knitted-on cast on it can be used to add stitches at the beginning of a row.”

Accompanying Project: Hats with Earflaps

Creative Knitting, September 2008, Volume 30, No. 5