Since I am not sure if we have many newbie knitters in the group, I figured I would post some tutorials to help out in case any one gets stuck.
First things first, let me show you how I do long tail cast-on to save my yarn for actual knitting.
Once you cast on the 157 stitches (not including the slip knot stitches), I cut the yarn coming from the center of my yarn cake . I do this so I don’t have to try and guesstimate/premeasure where my slipknot needs to be for casting on. This way I have less yarn waste.
When I change directions and work Row 1 of the pattern, I just drop the slip knot stitches at the end. I usually just keep the slip knot there until I weave in the ends on my project. At that point you just pull the ends to release the slip knot and weave in your loose ends.
Hopefully, this will help you off to a great start on this KAL! If you have any special tips or tricks that you plan to use please share them in the comments or in our Ravelry group!