Knitting Tip: Long Tail Cast On – How to KNOW How Much Yarn You Need

Have you ever tried to cast on with the long tail cast on (LTCO) and run out of yarn before you’re done? What about after casting on and finding you have a really really long tail left over? I don’t knit that much, but both of those things have happened to me! This is especially trying when you have a pattern that calls for a very long cast on like 200 stitches or so… Who wants to start that over? Not me!

I developed this technique years ago and I haven’t seen it anywhere else, but as with all things knit and crochet, it is entirely possible that someone else has thought of it before. At any rate, I hope you enjoy it and I hope you find it helpful as you cast on your projects with the LTCO!

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