Using the long-tail method, cast on the required number of stitches. Evenly divide the stitches between the knitting needles. Arrange the knitting needles to form a triangle, with the base down and the point facing up. The stitches are at the inner edge of the triangle formed by the needles and should not be twisted. Both the tail end and the end of yarn connected to the skein are at the end of needle three.