I'm just re-learning after many years away from knitting. Yesterday I tried this ribbed cast-on for the first time.
There are several other videos with the same technique but they all seem to do it so easily.
That twist with each stitch to move it to the left needle makes it too tight, even if you're trying to be looser. The purls are agonizing because the yarn refuses to go through or the needle splits it. It took me well over an hour to cast on 80 stitches, although the result is very nice. But it's not as stretchy as the video shows.
Is there an easier way for a beginner to do ribbed and/or stretchy cast-on? BTW--I knit English style.