Knitting at KNoon - Knitting Video
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Estimating Length of Tail
One of the biggest drawbacks in using the long-tail cast on is running out of
tail before you have cast on the required number of stitches.
Your ability to estimate the length of tail needed will improve with experience, but
here is an easy way to make a generous estimate.
Gently wrap the yarn tail around the needle ten times. This is approximately the
length of tail you will need to cast on ten stitches.
Measure out the tail, using this length for every ten stitches needed.