The Long Tail cast-on method is similar to the
e-wrap method except that you use the tail of the yarn
to knit off the first row. This creates an even edge
instead of a loopy edge like you get with an e-wrap
cast-on perfect for ordinary edges.
Tie a slip knot leaving a
3-inch tail and place it on the anchor peg.
E-wrap the entire loom for circular
knitting or the number of pegs you need for
flat knitting. See e-wrap cast-on for
instructions. When finished, add on a
couple of inches to the working yarn and
hold the spot in your hand to keep it
You need to make sure that you have enough
yarn to wrap the length with your tail.
Unwrap all of the pegs. Make sure to keep a
good hold of the place where you ended.
Tie a slip knot where you
are holding onto the yarn and place it on
the first peg first peg if you are circular
knitting and the last peg if you are flat
knitting. Let the long tail fall down to the
front of the loom.
Follow the directions in the e-wrap cast-on to wrap
the loom. Anchor the working yarn on the
Using the long tail, e-wrap the pegs needed
for your project.