Eastern Cast-on

In the latest issue (summer) of [I]Interveave Knits,[/I] there is an article about knitting socks from the toe up by Ann Budd. Ann supplies some information about using the Eastern method of casting-on, but I cannot understand how to get started. There are three diagrams, but no follow-through. I haven’t a clue as to how to knit anything in that particular arrangement of yarns. Anyone have a clue? I have tried several times and the yarns just falls off the needles.:shrug:
Thanks in advance, Sahara

I think that’s the same, or nearly, as a Turkish Cast on. Here’s a good tutorial, with pictures… Turkish Cast On Tutorial

If you find it tricky or just don’t like it here’s a popular one (yes with me too) which I find very easy and like the result: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/FEATmagiccaston.html