View Poll Results: Which caston do you prefer, why, and for what items?
Basic cast on 8 5.80%
Cabled cast on 17 12.32%
Longtail cast on 109 78.99%
Other 4 2.90%
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:27 PM   #1
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WHICH CAST ON DO YOU PREFER? POLL
Which cast on do you prefer, why, and for what type of articles?
I tend to use the longtail and the cabled cast on most, especially for socks and sweater edges.
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:47 PM   #2
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I use long tail because it's the only one I know how to do :P
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:48 PM   #3
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I use the long-tail cast on most often. It works great for most applications. However, I do like dabbling in other cast on methods. And thanks to this board, I've tried several new that I like - each for a pretty specific application. Longtail is a great, all-around cast on.
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:52 PM   #4
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I use the long tail CO for nearly everything. It's fast and looks fine to me.
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:56 PM   #5
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I use long tail...also because it is the only one that I know how to do!
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:59 PM   #6
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I use the long tail unless the pattern clearly and for some reason states another cast-on method. It's easy, fast and looks great to me.
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I have learned many ways to cast on but the long tailed cast on is the one that I perfer. I find that it goes faster for me.
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:18 PM   #8
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Longtail is the one I can do without referring to a book or website.
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:39 PM   #9
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The long tail method is my all around, go-to method because it's fast, easy and presentable. That said, my knitting philosophy is based around using the best (ie most professional-looking) method for each project. For example, I love pieces that start with ribbing so that I can use the Italian Tubular Cast On. It's a beautiful method, and definitely my favorite, despite not being particularly versatile.
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Old 12-09-2007, 06:35 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Eccie View Post
I use long tail because it's the only one I know how to do
Same here
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