Knitting: Learning a new cast on

For me provisional cast ons seem to be extra tricky. It’s the kind of thing where I usually search YouTube every time a pattern calls for one. This time I finally found one I think I’ll be able to stick with.

I really liked this video and it was also easy to play a number of times.

After the first time I succeeded at knitting thus provisional cast on I found I had left myself with a knot that would end up in my yarn.

So I tied a slip knot instead of just a regular knot and slipped in a safety pin/stitch marker to keep it… Safe. Heh.


I also ended up with 4 extra stitches somehow. You know, because I can’t count? The picture is the provisional cast on and the first row of knit stitches.

Author: Histamine Queen

Nerd, wife, knitter, writer, cat mom, and comic book reader w/masters of science in Applied Sociology. I have histamine intolerance, lots of food allergies and sensitivities - including gluten. And I have multiple sclerosis fibromyalgia, asthma, drug allergies, and migraines. Basically, I have a collection of invisible chronic health problems. I don't just survive these things, but sometimes I do hate them because I see doctors so often that keeping healthy and staying full time employed is currently impossible.