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Aug 24, 2019 20:00:39   #
raynetta
 
I want to make the Little Dove blanket. It calls for twisted German Cast on. Do u think it will make a difference if I just use Long Tail cast on?
 
Aug 24, 2019 20:02:35   #
fibermcgivver
 
You could try each cast on on a small swatch and see what you think....
Aug 24, 2019 20:10:04   #
raynetta
 
Well, the reason I was asking is because I have never done a twisted German Cast On and it looks challenging.
Aug 24, 2019 20:10:06   #
Crochetnknit (a regular here)
 
I googled one versus other and found this:

The German Twisted Cast On is a variation of the Long Tail Cast On. It is sometimes known as the Old Norwegian 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.
Aug 24, 2019 20:14:06   #
raynetta
 
I think I would b ok with just long tail cast on for the blanket. It is not as though it was a hat or a pair of socks. Your thoughts?
Aug 24, 2019 20:14:37   #
raynetta
 
It would b ok. Is what I meant.
 
Aug 24, 2019 20:15:54   #
Cimmanon
 
The German Twisted Cast-On is only slightly more involved than the Long Tail Cast-on. Go ahead and give it a try. And if one YouTube video doesn't make sense to you, try another. Different teachers appeal to different knitters.
Aug 24, 2019 20:17:44   #
HandyFamily (a regular here)
 
It's never late to learn a new thing... try it out - if it doesn't work, well, just use the cast on you feel confident with.
Aug 24, 2019 20:49:01   #
knit4ES (a regular here)
 
You will want the stretch.... it is likely that you do not have to use that particular one.
As others have said, it is handy to learn. The standard long-tail cast on is can be too tight.
Aug 24, 2019 21:04:51   #
psmithone
 
the german cast on puts a beautiful edging on your work. much more stretch and texture
Aug 24, 2019 21:29:49   #
vonknit (a regular here)
 
Just because you have never done it before is not a good enough reason not to do it!! It's never too late to learn something new!
 
Aug 24, 2019 22:29:01   #
tdorminey
 
The German twisted is more decorative and attractive IMO. If you are used to doing the LTCO, probably mindlessly, it doesn't take much to add the add'l twist, just a matter of reprogramming the "muscle memory," and well worth the effort.
Aug 25, 2019 06:43:02   #
targa416 (a regular here)
 
Actually, you might want to consider the Chinese waitress cast-on, the version that uses a crochet hook. It’s very stretchy and very pretty. It’s also fast and easy. Here’s a link to Mimi Kezer’s video:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ragBNdHwjg8
Aug 25, 2019 07:40:33   #
susanmjackson (a regular here)
 
Google it and watch a video, there are some good ones out there. I was intimidated the first time I had to use it, it now I really enjoy it. Most of the Brioche patterns I have done call for this cast on.
Aug 25, 2019 08:24:53   #
raynetta
 
Thank you everyone for your words of encouragement, suggestions and thoughts.
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