I love teaching new knitters the knit cast on first, because once they get it they pretty much already know how to knit. It can take a little while to get them going, but once they get it they will also catch on to actual knitting really quickly.
This is also a useful cast on for adding stitches in the middle of a row or the middle of a project. It’s a little slow to make but it looks nice.
Is this a cast on method that you use very often? Have you taught it to people before? I’d love to hear your thoughts.