I need to start a new project. And for some reason I’ve decided to knit a pair of socks. I’m not sure why, because I’m not really a sock knitter (or much of a woolly sock wearer), but it seems to be the project that’s calling me at the moment.
This is where I’m stuck: I don’t know any nice stretchy cast-ons for cuff-down socks. My kinaesthetic intelligence is remarkably abysmal, and I’m seemingly unable to learn how to do a basic long-tail cast on. Someone tried to teach me again yesterday, but I just sat there shaking my head, realising that I’d never grasp it. I then spent the afternoon with a sad face, wondering what on earth I was going to do. Really, I’m hopeless! Goodness only knows how I learnt to knit in the first place.
So, dear knitters, please tell me your favourite stretchy cast-on – but it needs to be simple. I need all the help I can get.