This cast-on method has a lot to recommend it! Like the tubular cast-on method we learned back in May, it lets you cast on in 1x1 rib with no visible cast-on edge. It’s also stretchy and pairs perfectly with a tubular cast off (also covered in this month’s video tutorials). And like the two-colour long tail cast on from March (which can be subbed in for this pattern, if you wish, but will result in a slightly different appearance), it sets you up beautifully for working with two colours. So grab your yarn and your needles and soon, with a few elegant flicks of the wrist, you’ll have your own beautiful series of knit and purl stitches in alternating colours (this quality also means it’d be a beautiful choice for projects that begin with corrugated rib, for all you Fair Isle lovers!)
I hope you’ve enjoyed learning this new way to start a project … and stay tuned for plenty more bricohe video tutorials here on the blog (or head over to the JenACKknitwear Youtube channel to see them all now!) And if you’d like to knit your own Flying Leaves Scarf, you can purchase the print + eBook bundle and brown browse 10 delectable shades of Nua, the yarn used in the pattern, in the online shop.