Long Tail Cast On – Thumb Method

This is a variation of the long tail cast on that is also described as a ‘Thumb Cast On’. I think this method of working the long tail cast on is a really easy one for knitters that hold their yarn in their right hand. I find it fast and easy to control. You can see that this type of cast on is in effect a ‘Backwards Loop’ cast on combined with the first row of knitting.