Hi guys. I am showing a fairly new knitter how to do a scarf 'sideways' in order to show off a couple of great homespun yarns he has. He will be casting on somewhere betwen 200 to 250 stiches on a long circular. My question is, if you were doing that, which type of cast-on would you recommend? I want something flexible but substantial enough to hold the weight without a tight uncomfortable edge. What would you say are the merits and demerits of long-tail, cable, and knitted casts on? This is a newish guy so I don't want to give him some hugely complicated method with a lot of transferring back and forth, especially since over 200 stiches will be involved. Of the 3 which I named how do they rank in order of flexibility? Why would you choose one over the other? (Or something else?) Thanks for you help.