This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the super stretchy slipknot cast on. This method of starting a project is great for ribbing and has an incredible amount of stretch, making is perfect for cuffs on socks and sleeves as well as hats.
The Italian Cast On is a ribbing cast on. This means that it was specifically designed for use with a 1x1 ribbing stitch. This cast on has a distinctive, seamless look and an extremely stretchy edge. It works wonderfully on scarves and hats.
This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the purled on cast on. This method of starting your work is similar to the knit on cast on, but creates a row of purl stitches. It's great to use when starting on the wrong side of your work.