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Technique Corner April 18, 2016

All knitting must start with casting on, but there are times when you do not want the resulting cast-on edge to be permanent. This is where you need to use a provisional cast-on; that is, a temporary cast-on which you can later ‘undo’ to reveal live loops.

There are a number of different ways of making a provisional cast-on, some of which are easier than others. In this video Lucy demonstrates her favourite method, the provisional crochet cast-on: watch to see how simple it is to create a temporary cast-on edge using a crochet hook.

For more videos like this, see Lucy’s Casting On playlist.

Julia Watt (on Ravelry: Julia Watt; my Etsy store: LanesEndKnots)

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Lucy’s Craftsy Classes: Foundations of Double Knitting, My First Socks and Fearless Knitting – Empowering Techniques for Every Knitter.

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One Response to “Technique Corner”

  1. […] So far in this blog series we have looked at two methods of casting on: long-tail cast-on and provisional crochet cast-on. […]

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