A provisional cast-on keeps cast-on stitches “live” so that they can be knit later. It’s a very useful technique when you’re not sure what kind of edging you’ll want or how long to make something. Get the how-to from Purl Bee.
Emily Ocker's Circular Cast-On (Magic Ring Cast-On) is an easy way to cast on in the center of a circular project. It makes makes a perfect circle that you can pull tight, so there's no hole in the center of your project.
Chinese Waitress Cast On The Chinese Waitress Cast-On is a beautiful, reversible, and stretchy short-tail cast-on. And it has a great name! See the photo tutorial and blog post at http://knitfreedom.com/cast-ons/chine...
the yarnover bind-off: a nice even edge that stretches and lays flat even on Stockinette stitch. This technique works great on toe-up socks or on top-down hats or sweaters — anything where you need a stretchy bound-off edge on a cuff.
Hey fellow knitters!! Have you ever had to cast on hundreds of stitches and then have to do it AGAIN and AGAIN because you didn't allow enough yarn? I certainly have... Annoyo! Verypink.com shows you two tricks to prevent this from every happening again. (FYI, this is an awesome knitting help site.)