I know a person knitting left handed. I have been noticing that her cast on edge is more beautiful than mine. Today I found out the secret. She is always casting on like all right handed are doing, with long tail cast on. As she is approaching her stitches from another direction than what right handed do, she is ending up twisting each stitch on the first row.
I tried this myself. I cast on like I always do, but then on the first row I approached each stitch from the opposite direction and I got this beautiful edge. It will resemble a chain.
How to do it:
Cast on a long tail cast on, like you normally do, holding the needle in the right hand.
- If you turn after cast on and purl back, put in the right needle into each stitch from the left.
- If you work in the rounds and knit straight after cast on, put in the right needle into each stitch from the right.