One of my favorite cast-on methods for starting a knit project from the center. (Crocheters might notice that this is very similar to the magic ring) Pinhole Cast On for Circular Knitting Movie (right handed)
Knitting Help - Casting-On Many Stitches Ever start casting-on using the long-tail method, only to find out that you haven't left yourself enough of a tail? Starting over after you've cast-on more than 100 stitches is a drag! Here are a couple of tricks to fix that.