This is a complete video on how to cast-on using the long tail cast-on method when knitting. Also known as the Double Cast-on.
Keep in mind that you’re going to estimate how long of a tail you need and you’ll need to take into consideration the quantity of stitches and thickness of yarn. The more you knit, the better you’ll get better at estimating the tail length.
In this video I show you how to create a slip knot and I show you how to get started without using the slip knot. When I was learning to knit I used the slip knot, there’s no shame in it. And then one day I decided that I was ready to let go of the slip knot, it took me probably a year, maybe even 2 to let go.
Wood needles aren’t as slick as metal needles. The stitches don’t slip off as easily. If you’re just learning how to knit I’d recommend plastic or wood needles to get started. Once you’re comfortable with knitting and purling you can try metal needles, just keep in mind that stitches slide off easier.
I’m using Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn with size 11 bamboo Double Pointed Needles. I don’t normally knit flat with DPN’s, it’s just easier to record the video using them because they’re shorter than regular knitting needles and don’t hit the table while I’m knitting. :)