One of the things I've noticed while doing the research for the TKGA Level 1 is that cast-ons are often given different names in the various reference books. I figured it would be useful for me, and maybe for others, to list the cast-ons I used, what names they're known under in the books I've looked at, and any notes. Of course, this is really only useful if you have at least one of the books, for which I make no apologies.
|knit, p40||knitted, p73, fig 2.27||knitting-on, p27||a bit lacy and loose, but quick and you don't waste any yarn|
|cable, p40||cable, p75, fig 2.35||cable, p26||firmer than knit cast-on; my default.|
|—||thumb, p67, fig 2.9||double cast-on - thumb, p 25||similar results to long tail|
|long tail, knit, p38||German, p68, fig 2.12||double cast-on, p25||looks best when followed by a purl row|
|long tail, purl, p39||—||—||combine with knit version for in-pattern cast-ons|
|tubular, p42||two-strand tubular, p78, fig 2.41||—||good for k1, p1 rib or seed stitch|
|—||stockinette-stitch tubular cast-on, p79, fig 2.44||tubular: version B, p 27||use for k1, p1 rib|
I think it's an interesting comparison. No wonder it's sometimes hard to figure out what knitters actually mean by any given term.
Knitter's Handbook : A Comprehensive Guide to the Principles and Techniques of Handknitting, Montse Stanley, 1993, Reader's Digest.
Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book, 2002, Sixth & Spring Books