Just a quick tip that I love sharing.
I've jumped into knitting my Mom's Sweater, and the first step is to cast on a bazillion stitches. Well, you know what I mean.
And here is the rub when it comes to casting on all those stitches, especially if you use a long tail cast on: Do I have enough yarn in the tail to cast on all the stitches?
There is nothing worse that having to cast on 150-250 stitches and get to about 30 stitches away from the end and running out of yarn. But I learned a tip a few years ago that is priceless and I love sharing it. Here it goes:
If you have two skeins, use the two ends from them held together. If you have one skein, grab the outside end and the inside end and hold them together:
Make a single slip knot out of the two of them:
And then start casting on. When you are done, just snip one of the yarn ends and keep on knitting with the other.
The beauty of doing it this way? You have an endless supply of yarn from which to cast on with. No running short! And if you want, you can count that doubled slip stitch as one stitch or two. And in no time you have your bazillion stitches cast on and you are knitting away:
What is your favorite tip for casting on?