Starting my Ribby
Hi everyone, I'm so excited to start my ribby! I bought some yarn a while ago that I want to use for it-- it's Plymouth Encore Colorspun DK in Butterscotch Tweed. (I want to get some plain brown for the sleeves, but I can start on the body while I wait.) I get a tiny bit smaller than gauge using #6 needles, but I'm smaller than the small size anyway, so I think it'll be ok.
My first question is about casting on. I'm a relatively new knitter (with one super-easy chunky-yarn knit-in-the-round sweater under my belt) but the only cast-on I'm comfortable with is the double/long-tail one, which doesn't seem conducive to ribbing. My single/e-wrap cast on has never yet been even. What do you think is the best way to cast on for the ribby? (Should I try the "cable cast-on" pictured here: http://www.wonderful-things.com/newknit1.htm ?)
I'm also planning to do the fronts and back in one piece, because I hate seaming and I worry that my pieces won't be even, and I'm trying to decide whether I want to mess with dpns to do the sleeves in the round.