The learn to knit book i bought only shows the backward loop cast on. i though i was a terrible knitter because everything i was knitting came out all stretched out, my ribs had no elasticity, and my first row looked like a blind person knitted it, and i could not maintain any decent tension in my work.
with frustration and no internet access, i started a cast on out of a crochet chain. to my surprise, what i was working on started to look like an actual piece of work, not a mangled row of ackward stitches.
this morning i decided to do more research oncasting on, and found that there is more than one way to cast on.
what i did last night was to crochet a chain of 192 then i fed the chain onto my knitting needles through the single loop on the chain. while it gave me cleanliness and tension in my rows, it added a bottom edging that looked almost like the knit bindoff.
i also got through my whole second row of the pattern i was working on only to find out i misread it and had to frog the whole thing…
i guess i could continue in my “devised out of frustration” method, but are there easier ways?
i have been crocheting for almost 20 years and i’m having an ackward time transitioning from one hook to two needles.
also how do you know if you are knitting continental or provisional?