For years, the long tail cast on has been my go-to method for casting on stitches, and then I met the old Norwegian cast on. It's a stretchier variation of the long tail method. It's a good all purpose cast on, but works especially well for sock, mitten and glove cuffs.
Pattern: Azalea Socks
Yarn: Zitron Trekking XXL
Needles: skacel by addi FlexiFlips