A deep cast-on with medium stretch, the Chinese Waitress Cast-On is pretty on both sides, and therefore good for double-sided items like scarves and blankets.
The sweater on the mannequin is my Woman’s Zippered Letterman’s Jacket, pattern + video tutorial.
The pattern for the sweater I’m wearing can be found here (not my design).
The needles I’m using for demonstration are by Clover.
The nail polish I’m wearing is Julep color “Flora”.