What is the Stretchiest cast on knitting?

The stretchiest cast-on methods add in extra yarn to create an elastic–rather than rigid–edge that will grow to accommodate an wider circumference than the knitting. Knowing a few types of stretchy cast-ons gives you more flexibility (literally and metaphorically) in your knitting.

Is long tail cast on stretchy?

The long tail cast on is the best all-purpose cast on: it’s stretchy, but not too stretchy; it’s firm yet flexible; it lays flat and looks pretty.

What’s the best cast on for ribbing?

The alternating cable cast on is also quite stretchy, making it nicely suited for ribbing. In fact, I sometimes refer to it as my “ribbing cast on”! While this cast on is more advanced than a long tail cast on, it’s a great technique to use for hats, mittens, socks and sweater sleeves.

Is cable cast on good for hats?

Alternating cable is a really useful cast on to have in your repertoire. It’s almost as good a match for ribbing as a tubular cast on, and I think it’s more or less as elastic. The alternating cable cast on is particularly useful for socks, hats and sweaters.

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