Learn the Invisible Casting On Method
This method of casting on can be used with ribbing and garter stitch,it produces a softer, more elastic edge, and a finish similar to machine-made garments. It is particularly useful for textured, knobbly yarns.
Invisible Casting On-
1,Using the one needle method and a length of contrast yarn cast on half the number of stitches required, rounding up to the nearest whole stitch.
2, Change to main color yarn. Knit one stitch,then bring the yarn forward to make the next stitch.
3, *Knit the next stitch and bring yarn forward again. Repeat from * to last stitch, K1. ( Don't worry if there is one stitch short of the total required number at this stage.)
4,On the next row knit the first stitch then bring the yarn to the front of the work and slip the next stitch purlwise (called sl 1pw.)
5,Take the yarn to the back of the work and knit the next stitch. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to the end of the ow.
6,On the next row, with the yarn at the front, slip the first stitch purlwise,*take yarn to back of work,knit the next stitch, bring the yarn to the front of work and slip next stitch purlwise, repeat from * to end of row. Repeat from step 4 once more.
7,Continue in K1 P1 rib for required length, increasing 1 stitch at the end of the first row if needed, to give the required number of stitches in the pattern.Carefully unpick the contrasting yarn, (see illustration), cutting if necessary.