Both are fun techniques to know and use.
This weekend, I made some video’s demonstrating the techniques.
In some ways I am the wrong person to do this--
First off, I knit combo-(and wrap my purls ‘wrong’)
Second—I am not very good at manipulating the 3 strands (made worse when working with a camera between my eyes and my hands!)
But since a picture is worth a thousand words, and Video is better than a 1000 pictures, I submit for your entertainment, 3 videos—
A braid cast on
and Latvian Braid Part 1 and Latvian Braid part 2.
The cast on is relatively simple-- It’s basically a long tail, and with the yarn being twisted as you work—there are several variation on the basic twist.. (clockwise, counter clockwise, and alternating)
I’ve done it in 3 colors --often, and in the video.
When you work this cast on—Work at least 1 row/round (R’s) of knits--before you start with ribbing, or continue on to work a Latvian braid.
Latvian braid is characterized by twisted floats.