Provisional cast-on

On Thursday September 10, 2015, in Uncategorized, by natalie

This post is a copy of a post I made in the closed Yahoo Group, MonthlyDishcloths after a number of people asked me how I do the provisional cast on in my photo and mentioned in another post I made there:

I have been asked by a few of you in private email how I did the provisional cast-on in my photo:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MonthlyDishcloths/photos/photostream/lightbox/1998932835?orderBy=mtime&sortOrder=desc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/1998932835

Well, there are a few on the site that Janet recommends and that I have used in the past as well, knittinghelp.com:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/search-results.html?cx=partner-pub-6568660466100111%3Abre0bp-64hp&cof=FORID%3A11&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=provisional+cast-on&sa=Search

and a number on youtube.com (where I learned most of my knitting after knit and purl).
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=provisional+cast+on+for+knitting

This is the crochet chain provisional cast-on that I used this time:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OGG0AiJ3XE

but I also like this one which also uses wast yarn and a crochet hook:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3J-sUx_whE

Here is my “Yarncrafts” YouTube favourites playlist which shows many of the videos that I have used in the past and that I use again and again:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3CAB9095B7BCE092

The other stages in my use of a provisional cast-on for this cloth are unravelling the crochet chain, catching the live knit stitches from the cast-on end of the cloth onto a knitting needle and then grafting the start and finish ends of the cloth (with no bind-off/cast-off and so still has live stitches on the needle) using Kitchener Stitch which can also be found on knittinghelp and youtube.

 

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