I have been knitting up some samples of different cast ons and bind offs ... basically I'm just casting on enough stitches to work in the round on my smallest circular needles, knitting a bit of k1p1 ribbing, then a token bit of stockinette, and ending with k1p1 ribbing and a bind off.
I would like to have a representative variety of different ones so it's easy to compare them and see how certain ones might work better for different projects. So far I have the following (I've knit them all with Patton's Classic Wool, worsted weight):
Long-tail cast on, traditional bind-off in pattern
Tubular cast on, kitchner stitch bind off
Twisted German cast on, EZ sewn bind off
I'm thinking I will also do one with a cable cast on, but I haven't decided what bind of to pair with it.
Any other recommendations for other useful or intersting cast on's or bind off's to try?
I'm really doing this in the context of a workshop on tubular cast on and kitchener st bind off that I volunteered to do for the upcoming east coast MWK retreat. I thought it would be interesting to have several to show how they compare to other techniques, and I guess I'm just getting a little carried away :). But, thanks for any ideas.