Provisional Cast On With Crochet Hook

provisional cast on with crochet hook

What is provisional cast-on in knitting used for?

Provisional cast-on is a cast-on method that allows us to get live stitches back on the needles. This technique is particularly useful when you want flexibility in making design decisions after completing the main body of your work.

I will mention a few:

  1. Top-down sweaters or jumpers – for neckline stitches. If you plan to add finishing touches after all work is done. That way you can adjust also the size later (I use this method often – it leaves me space for fixing mistakes, which can happen a lot).
  2. Secondly, top-up sweaters. For the same reasons as mentioned above. If I am not sure at the beginning what kind of edge, I would like to see, I could decide after I have done all work. Another reason – to save or adjust yarn usage. You could decide the length after finishing the garment.
  3. Socks, gloves, hats – if you have some yarn left you could add it to the height.
  4. Infinity scarves – to make a seamless join.

So, let’s start!

Provisional Cast On Knitting Video

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In conclusion, provisional cast-on is a valuable technique that empowers knitters to embrace creativity and flexibility in their projects. 

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a knitting novice, integrating this method into your repertoire will undoubtedly elevate your knitting experience.

Unlock the potential of provisional cast-on, and let your creativity flourish on the needles! Happy knitting!

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