I've followed the video and practiced -- without counting my stitches or really paying attention to them.
Now I'm ready to cast on for a vest I'm making for my husband and I have to cast on 114 using a provisional cast on. I've done 8 stitches and have 14 loops on my needles not counting the slip knot or the first yo.
I use a crochet hook to put the provisional cast on on my knitting needle. I just finished a hat using my first provisional cast on. Then used a 3NBO to join the edges. It looks great. I was amazed at myself!
Try the crochet cast on. You just crochet a chain for a few more than you need for the edge. Then knit into the back loop of the chain. If it gets bunched up, just skip a link of the chain. It won't matter. If you knit into the wrong part of the chain, don't worry about it. You'll just have to cut this part instead of just unravelling it.
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Yesterday I used the provisional cast on using the method on the video and my cast on looked just like yours. I get 2 stitches for each complete "cycle". I was wishing there was a visible shot of the completed cast on on the needles. When I looked at the video carefully, Amy had 2 stitches on the needle when she completed the first cycle (or whatever it's called). I'm now knitting a side to side hat using this cast on. I now wish I had used the cable needle instead of scrap yarn.
Thanks, cmk, for your input about the cast on. I will give it another try once I get some of these projects off the needles. I ended up doing the provisional cast on from Knitting at Knoon which I found really easy.