CAST ON: CABLE METHOD
Use it for a firm edge, and when adding stitches in your work.
1 Make a slip knot. Insert right-hand needle into the stitch as if to knit. Wrap the yarn around the point and pull through, slipping the stitch on to the left-hand needle.
2 Push the point of the right-hand needle between the first and second stitches. Wrap the yarn anti-clockwise round the point of the right-hand needle.
3 Pull the loop out with the right-hand needle, then slip it over the tip of the left-hand needle.
4 Repeat steps 2 & 3 until you have the number of stitches you require.