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How to start a long tail cast on for knitting

The long tail cast on is my favorite cast on stitch for knitting. It's neater and consistent.

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Supplies used, purple yarn and size 8 knitting needles.

Supplies used, purple yarn and size 8 knitting needles.

Start with a slip knot, see my snap guide for making a slip knot if needed. \ud83d\ude09

Start with a slip knot, see my snap guide for making a slip knot if needed. 😉

Give about double the length needed for the tail end of the cast on.

Give about double the length needed for the tail end of the cast on.

Cast on as many stitches as you need. I did about 20 here to make a simple scarf!

  • Yarn of choice
  • Knitting needle