I started a new pattern today which calls for a 1x1 Rib Cast-On. The instructions were hard to understand and I almost gave up. But after several awkward attempts, I finally figured it out.
Faythe asked what the difference was between the two and at first I didn't think there was a noticeable difference. But my curiosity got the best of me and I cast on some Long Tail stitches to compare. Well, I was wrong! The top needle is the usual Long Tail Cast-On I usually start out with while the bottom shows the 1x1 Rib Cast-On. I'm glad I decided to follow the instructions after all.