I would like your comments about the “knit on” procedure. I use the thumb over procedure and do it quite nicely, but I am starting a piece with both cable and lace patterns, the edges are seed stitch. Which cast on would you choose?
I pretty much use the long-tail for everything…
My staple is LT but I use a variety depending on the project (tubular, provisional, crochet, cable, knit, etc…) I generally don’t use any of the basic ‘loop’ methods as I don’t find them very stable. If you have access to Stanley’s ‘Knitters Handbook’ there are many diff COs and this book does a great job in showing when/where each is applicable.