Two-Color Italian Cast On
This is an ideal cast on to use with the brioche stitch. It has the correct amount of elasticity and begins with a knit and a purl stitch, there is not edge as when using the long tail cast on.
Begin by tying both strands into a knot and hold the yarns on the needle as in Figure 1.
This first knotted ‘stitch’, as viewed in Figure 2, will not be worked and will not count after this
cast on row.
The lighter strand is the LC and the darker strand is the DC. Depending on whether you want to begin your first working row with a knit or purl stitch, will determine which cast on stitch you work first. If you cast on too many stitches, it doesn’t matter, since you can undo them after you have worked the first Set-Up Row. We are going to starting and ending with a LC knit stitch.
Bring it back under LC strand and return to original position. Repeat the knit and purl steps until an UNeven number of stitches are hanging on the needle including the first knotted stitch. You should have a DC as last st on needle.
Two-Color Long Tail Cast On over 2 needles
To view a video of 2-color long tail cast-on watch:
If you want to use this cast on, work it over a larger needle or 2 needles