Provisional cast on

There are many types of provisional cast-ons, I find the “one step method” particularly neat.

The first video by Purl Soho is only the cast on, and is for those who hold hte yarn in the right hand.

The second, by knit-purl hunter, is for pickers, and also shows how to unzip it.

Remember  to start unzipping from the chain end and to recover the “lost” stitch – thread a safety line through the first row of “real” stitches after the provisional cast on, and use the tail end of the working yarn on the first row to “trap” it – shown from minute 2:10 in the third video.

If feeding yarn with the right hand
If feeding yarn with the left hand – plus how to unzip
Lost stitch trick

Author: lovestoswatch

I used to knit as a girl, then hanged the needles for two/three decades, and now I’m back, and loving it! The photo is my version of Linda Marveng's Aki, the first proper project after "being born again". After getting back into knitting, weaving has also become my passion (with a little sewing to turn my handweaving into garments).

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