There's also a nice tutorial from KnittingDaily.com called Cast-on without doing the twist!.
I hope you have an excellent resource book or fav website to turn to. Sometimes it helps to have someone show you techniques in person. Your local knitting groups can be so helpful in these situations. It's okay to ask for help - pinkie swear.
Stay cool, drink plenty of water and keep your knitting close.
Marg (so happy to learn, love and live in the knitting zone)
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