Casting on extra stitches


My name is Sharon, and I am a new knitter. :XX:

In the past I have knitted a few scarfs, but never attempted anything challenging. Well, that changed when a good friend of mine told me she was having a baby (her third). I decided to knit a baby sweater. To be honest it has been a little frustrating, but I have resisted the urge to stick it in the closet, and crochet something instead. Anyway, I am now up to the sleeves, and the instructions say that I am to cast on three addtional stitches at the beginning and end of the row. Is there one particular way that is favored over another? Am I supposed to cast on additional stitches the way I cast them on when I started the sweater? The instructions give no clue.


The Backward Loop cast on works well for this type of thing.


Thank you for the warm welcome, and an extra special thank you for the solution to my cast on extra stitches question.