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Old 01-01-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
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Hi all, happy new year! I'm attempting to start this hat (there's a link to the PDF on that page) for a friend of mine, and I'm stuck on the instructions at the very beginning (always a good sign right?).

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Temporarily cast on 112 stitches. K1, P1 around for 2 (14 rows). Change to P1, K1 around
for another 2. Pick up cast-on edge and slip stitches on needle(s) in this way: 1 stitch from the
round you have just worked, followed by 1 stitch from the cast-on edge. You will have 224
stitches on the needle.
To temporarily cast on, does that mean a provisional cast on? I've never tried that before, but at least I've heard of it. Also, how exactly would you pick up the cast-on edge? So confused!
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:46 PM   #2
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Yes, temporary, provisional and invisible are all the same cast on. I never could figure out the one that Amy has in the video section so I do this one -
http://www.knittingatnoon.com/provisional.html

You can also knit 3 or 4 rows of a contrasting color and then take that out later to put the live stitches on the needles. I've done this, but I prefer the linked one above.
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After you've done the provisional cast on and ribbed for 2", take out the sts of the cast on and place them on a spare needle. Then you can put them onto the working needle alternately with the sts from the last round.
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To pick up the cast on edge, when you remove the provisional CO, you have live sts so you insert a needle as you take out the CO st by st, then the sts are on a needle so you can finish them however you're supposed to. It helps if you use a needle at least a size or 2 smaller, it's easier to get into the loops.
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After I do the provisional cast-on with a piece of waste yarn, how do I join in the round with my working yarn? Do I just work the first round with my working yarn and then join?
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Yep, that would work.
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