Cable cast-on is a good basic cast-on method. Because it is based on the motion of the knit stitch, it is easy to learn.
This cast-on forms a neat cabled (or braided) edge along the base of the knitting. With a little bit of practice, most knitters find that they can cast on evenly, loosely, and fairly fast.
Cable cast-on might become your first choice cast-on method.
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