CAST ON: THUMB METHOD
A great all-rounder, use it to cast on stitches quickly and easily.
1 Make a slipknot and place it on a needle, leaving a long tail. The length depends on the number of stitches you wish to cast on. Try a length about 3 times the width of the project.
2 Hold the tail in your left hand with your thumb sticking up. Make a circle anti-clockwise with your thumb. You should end up with a cross on the front of your thumb.
3 Push the needle tip along the outside of your thumb so it passes through the loop. Wrap the working yarn as if to knit.
4 Draw the yarn through the thumb loop and then between the arms of the cross. Slip your thumb out and pull to tighten the stitch. Repeat from step 2.