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For the first of my technique videos, I’m going to demonstrate the crocheted provisional cast-on. This cast-on is provisional in the sense that it provides you with stitches to work into; but, unlike most cast-ons, it doesn’t stick around forever. It will be removed later, allowing you to either knit in two opposite directions or seamlessly join the end of your knitting to the beginning with the Kitchener stitch.

As I mention in the following video, it’s important to choose a smooth waste yarn of a color that contrasts strongly with your project yarn. The waste yarn should also be of a similar weight to your project yarn. In addition, please choose a crochet hook that complements your needle size (it doesn’t have to be exact–just close); it makes for more consistent results.

Well, it’s time to try it for yourself. Happy stitching!