Video: Figure-8 Cast-On
The Figure-8 Cast-On is my least-favorite double-sided cast-on.
The cast-on row of stitches can be loose and have a noticeable kink, instead of curving smoothly.
Like the Turkish cast-on, the figure-8 cast-on is easy to do but hard to knit into. You'll need to be proficient in Magic Loop in order to make this cast-on work without dropping stitches.
1. Hold your working and tail yarns carefully so that no stitches disappear off the needles.
2. To knit into the cast-on, pull the bottom needle out to start knitting in the round on Magic Loop.
3. After you've knit the first round, place a marker at the beginning of the round.