Today I am starting the Grayscaled Cables fingerless mittens as part of this month's knit-along with Imperial Yarns. I have my yarn wound (IY's Columbia in Tufted Primrose), my 5.5mm DPNS, and the pattern all ready to go.
So I pull out the pattern, read the first line, and... hold on. What's a purlwise long-tail cast on? This is why I love the internet - one quick search, a view or two of this video, and I'm off to the races with a brand new (to me!) cast-on. Yes, I could've just used my standard Cable Cast-on, but why not take advantage of a new pattern to learn a new technique or two. Besides, I know a lot of people prefer the long tail cast on, so the least I can do is try it out once in a while! :)
So here we go... CO 4 stitches with the purlwise long tail method, 8 with the regular long tail, and the next bunch purlwise... Wait - that's not right - excuse me while I go watch that video again! :)