# How much yarn do I need for German twisted cast on?

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## How do you calculate yarn length for a long tail cast on?

So, for instance, if your finished project is going to be 12 inches wide, you’d want a long tail about 40 inches long (12 x 3 = 36 + 3.6 = about 40). She also reminds you to “keep your tail on your thumb,” meaning that the tail end of the yarn goes in front as you make the stitches.

## Why do a German twisted cast on?

The German Twisted Cast On is a variation of the Long Tail Cast On. By adding an extra twist while casting on, this method gives a little more stretch to your edging. It is also a deeper cast on making it more durable. It works well for socks, mittens, and other ribbing that will get a lot of wear and tear.

## What is best way to cast on in knitting?

How to work a knit cast on

1. Create a slip knot. …
2. Insert needle into the slip knot. …
3. Bring the working yarn around the right needle tip. …
4. Bring right needle under the left and through to the front.
5. Bring the yarn under the right hand needle to create a loop (stitch).
6. Transfer the stitch to left needle.

## How much does it cost to cast on for a blanket?

If you want a medium sized blanket, then try casting on 120 stitches. For a large lap blanket, cast on 160 stitches. For an extra-large lap blanket, cast on 200 stitches.

## How do I know how many stitches to cast on?

The Stitches to Cast-On = (dW x S/W). Divide Stitches counted in swatch by swatch Width measured. Multiply by Desired Width. So for the example for the above you will take your 4×4 measured area.

## How long should my long tail cast on be?

Convert to inches (1” per 2.54cm) and you’ve got roughly 10” minimum for the tail to cast on. Add a few more inches so that you’ll have yarn to hold on to at the end; four to five inches should do it.

## What is the best cast on for knitting a hat?

The alternating cable cast on is also quite stretchy, making it nicely suited for ribbing. In fact, I sometimes refer to it as my “ribbing cast on”! While this cast on is more advanced than a long tail cast on, it’s a great technique to use for hats, mittens, socks and sweater sleeves.