How to make a “long-tail” Cast-on

How to make a long-tail cast on

Is it really sad to have a “favourite” cast-on?  If so, sign me up, I’m sad!  This is my favourite cast-on, its simple and quick and relatively painless (once you have got your head around it!This is the long-tail cast-on.  So called because you case-on using a long tail of yarn to make the cast-on row.

I’ve tried to explain it as simply as I can below.  Please let me know if you have any questions though! 🙂

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Its really that simple!  The trick is calculating how much “tail” you will need.  I do this as follows:

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That’s it! Simples!

Hope it works for you if you try it!



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