What is the best co to use when making buttonhole/neckholes?

I have a pattern for a poncho that tells me to cast off 30 and then cast on 30 in the next row.

I have tried the slip st cast on and it ends up way to stretchy for the corresponding cast off. I tried a couple of the other methods for cast on (from the video’s here on this site) but just didn’t get in within the context of the pattern. Help…

P.S. I have been knitting for 4 months all because I found your video’s on this site. Thanks so much for all the excellent help. I think the Sacred Harp music is very cool too!

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Amy has a good video describing the type of cast-on you are looking for: