How to Start a Long Tail Cast on for Knitting

The long tail cast on is my favorite cast on stitch for knitting. It's neater and consistent.

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How to Start a Long Tail Cast on for Knitting
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Supplies used, purple yarn and size 8 knitting needles.

Supplies used, purple yarn and size 8 knitting needles.

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Start with a slip knot, see my snap guide for making a slip knot if needed. 😉

Start with a slip knot, see my snap guide for making a slip knot if needed. 😉

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Give about double the length needed for the tail end of the cast on.

Give about double the length needed for the tail end of the cast on.

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Start your long tail cast on. There are many methods how to do it. This is the way I do it and it works for me. Hope it works for you!!

Start your long tail cast on. There are many methods how to do it. This is the way I do it and it works for me. Hope it works for you!!

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Cast on as many stitches as you need. I did about 20 here to make a simple scarf!

Cast on as many stitches as you need. I did about 20 here to make a simple scarf!

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