Originally Posted by downthestream
Has anyone seen this method of casting on? It starts with a short tail, a slip knot on the crochet hook, and creates stitches on the needle. The edge looks similar to a chain stitch. It is not the provisional cast on, but I cannot find a description online. Or is there another cast on method you use that doesn't create a wonky (ok, creative word here) edge?
Better late than never!! I love this cast-on method and started using it when I realized I could never judge the right amount of yarn to allow for when doing long-tail cast on. I either had to stop and start all over because there wasn't enough, or I had wasted a foot of yarn - with this method, I have a very short tail and no waste.
I found a description (no pictures) here
. I think this is the site I used to learn how to do this. I hope this is helpful!
another link with pictures!