What is the best cast-on method for knitting?
The long tail cast-on is one of the most common cast-on methods. This is because it’s extremely versatile. While it helps create an even edge (something that can sometimes be difficult to create with the single cast-on method), it’s also a great cast-on to use on projects in which you may want a fairly elastic edging.
Why use thumb method of casting on?
In this method, you use your thumb to make loops in the long tail through which you draw your working yarn to form stitches. This is a great all-purpose cast on with a good deal of stretch to it. It’s ideal for lace work or projects made in a fine weight of yarn.