If I am making a 2x2 ribbed scarf and I want to use the knitted cast on, do I need to k2 p2 etc. in my cast on instead of knitting all the stitches so my knitted bind off in which I k2 p2 in pattern looks the same?
I think the best thing to do is give it a try and see if you like it. There aren’t really hard and fast rules for these cast on/bind off pairs. It’s more personal preference.
The prettiest ribbing cast on I’ve seen is tubular, but it’s more complicated. I’ve not actually done it because I just want to get started. lol I usually just use long tail, but I’m sure the knitted cast on looks about the same. Give it a try on a swatch and see if you’re happy with how it looks.