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Long Tail Thumb Cast On

Example of the Long Tail Thumb Cast On

About This Technique

This video knitting tutorial will teach you how to knit the long tail thumb cast on. This method uses both hands to manipulate the yarn onto the needle, rather than the slingshot style of the traditional long tail cast on. Some people find it easier because it is slower, but it is not my favorite. I am not a fan of using my thumb to cast on, so the video shows me using my index finger. The same technique is used with your thumb. The result is a stretchy edge that is well suited for stockinette, or ribbing.

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