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Long tail cast on is one of the most popular cast on methods among knitter. I learned this technique from my friend at knitting group. I really like to use this cast on for almost everything because it look beautiful and snuggle.
Here is a step-by-step instruction of how I do it!
8. Bring the yarn through the thumb's loop with the needle and gently pull away your thumb leaving new stitch on the needle.
9. Now you've made a new stitch with long tail cast on. Adjust and tighten the yarn so that the stitches look uniform. Do not over tight.
10. Repeat step 3-8 until you have desired number of stitches.
Tip: Leave 1 inch of yarn per one stitches before casting on.
For example, if you want to cast on 20 stitches of long tail, you need to make a slipknot at approximately 20 inches away from the end of yarn. Many times I found myself ran out of yarn before gotten all of my stitches done in the past!
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"Hey! I just wanted to tell you how awesome your site is! I'm really excited because I *FINALLY* mastered the long tail cast on method thanks to your tutorial! You ROCK! :)" - Nikki, USA.