The German twisted cast on is perfect for the brims of hats, tops of socks and cuffs of mittens. It’s a flexible stretchy cast on that’s very similar to the longtail cast on.
An extra twist in this cast on is what gives the edge more strength and durability.
Eagle-eyed knitters will notice that the German twisted cast on looks a bit different than the longtail cast on. It has a slight upturned edge, which gives it a subtly different look.
To work this cast on, measure out or eyeball the amount of yarn you’ll need for the cast on. As with the long tail cast on, you can wrap the yarn around the needle the same number of times as stitches that you need.
For example, if you need 25 stitches, wrap the yarn around the needle 25 times. Add a few more inches and make your slip knot. This length of yarn will be long enough to cast on 25 stitches.