What is the advantage of casting on thumb method?
The advantages of the thumb cast on: It creates a stretchy cast on and therefore is suitable for garments that need give e.g. sock and mitt cuffs (a revelation for me as hinted at in the introduction above!) It is simple to do in the middle of your knitting as you continue to work in the same direction.
What is knitted cast on Good For?
You start with a bit of crochet, work into it with knitting and then when you’re ready, you can take out the crochet chain and you’re left with live knitting stitches. Uses: The provisional cast -on is useful when knitting the border onto a garment or joining two pieces of knitting to work the rest in the round.
How many stitches should I cast on for a scarf?
Cast on 12 stitches. This will give you a scarf that’s almost 5 inches wide, but you can alter the number of stitches for a wider or narrower scarf. There are a many different ways to cast -on. Try the long-tail cast -on or simple wrap cast on.