This is the long-tail cast-on with a contrast color held over the thumb, the main color held over the forefinger. Also see my tutorial for the matching stem-stitch sewn bind-off.
The cowl in the video is my latest design--Quixotic Cowl.
by New Stitch a Day: Knitting and
by Made By Mommy
by Knitted Oaks
by Knit Purl Hunter