Broadripple Sock Cast-On?

Hey everyone,

I just finished my first pair of socks last night…a basic pattern from Cherry Tree Hill, knit with Sundara Yarn “Galaxy” sport merino on size 5 DPNs. They turned out great! Now I’m hooked, and I want to cast-on another pair, this time using a more complex pattern.

I chose Knitty’s “Broadripple” pattern, which I’m sure many of you have seen. My question is, can I use the long-tail cast on method with this sock, or not? I know that long-tail creates a knit row along with the cast-on row, so I’m afraid that this method won’t allow me to create the lovely scalloped edge on the leg of the Broadripple socks. Any ideas? Thanks!

-Nick

You can use the regular cast on. The pattern will cause the edge to ripple.