Lately, I've been doing the cabled cast-on (I think some people call this "knitting on"?) as my default cast-on. I like how it looks and that I don't have to measure out the right amount of yarn for the twisted loop cast-on.
But doing some reading in two different books, I've found what I think are contradictory statements about the elasticity of the cabled cast-on (curiously, each reference is on the same page of the two different books).
Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts in "Knitting in the Old Way" (p. 18) says : "A cable cast-on forms a very firm, non-elastic edge."
Jacqueline Fee in "The Sweater Workshop" (p. 18) says : "The Cable Cast-On, as its name implies, resembles a smooth cable or rope of yarn ... More important, it is strong and elastic."
So, who do you think is right? I guess from my experience I thought it was more elastic than the twisted loop cast-on. What's your experience been?