LONG TAIL CAST-ON
The long tail is a is a classic cast-on used for all types of projects. It is many knitters’ preferred method of casting on because it’s strong, quite versatile, and relatively elastic if you take care not to tighten too much the created stitches. It is made with a thread folded in half, that is to say two strands, the working thread and the beginning of your skein.
GERMAN TWISTED CAST-ON
The German Twisted cast-on, sometimes called Old Norvegian cast-on takes the same gesture as the Long Tail cast-on but with an additional loop to give more flexibility to the base. Like the Long Tail cast-on, it is made with two strands, the working thread being folded in half.
KNITTED CAST-ON (English style)
The Knitted cast-on is often considered as the easiest cast-on method. After creating a slip knot corresponding to the first stitch, you just need to create a second one by inserting the right-hand needle in the previous stitch through the front loop , and continue in this way until you have the number of stitches recommended for your project.
The Cable cast-on is very similar to the Knitted cast-on, the difference being that the new stitch is created by inserting the right-hand needle between the two previous stitches (from the left-hand needle). This cast-on method can be used to create a knitting base but also to add extra stitches while knitting the project.
Advantage : Like the Knitted cast-on, it is flexible and elastic and it is not necessary to plan in advance the sufficient length of yarn! This cast-on creates a neat and elegant chain.