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Old 07-05-2006, 10:00 AM   #1
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Provisional Cast On
Has anyone got words of advice on the topic? I watched the video three times, and i THINK now i understand what's actually happening. But it's so loose! And i'm supposed to do 99 stitches; right now i can't seem to get beyond about 10 without dropping the whole shebang. :(
I saw people recced a few other methods, but they all use crochet hooks, which i cannot seem to find in this crazy city i call home.
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:04 AM   #2
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Have you tried the Turkish Cast-on? I used it to start a pair of toe-up socks and was thrilled with the results.

Here is the tutorial from FluffyKnitterDeb.
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:04 AM   #3
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well the way i do it is take some scrap yarn and knit a few rows. Then i join the yarn that i want for the beginning of the pattern and start working with that. When it comes time to go back to get the stitches i just undo those few rows and knit away.
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:11 AM   #4
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Well, no circular needles, so scrap yarn it is! Genius. Now i just have to find some. I'm sure there's something around here that'll do... :happydance: Thanks ladies!
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Old 07-05-2006, 12:00 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by brownishcoat
Have you tried the Turkish Cast-on? I used it to start a pair of toe-up socks and was thrilled with the results.

Here is the tutorial from FluffyKnitterDeb.
WOW! That is a fabulous tutorial! I remember reading that article in Vogue Knitting and "kind of" envisioning it but feeling still a little lost - fluffyknitter is a great teacher. Thanks for the link. I added it to my favorites which is turning into a strictly knitting list of sites. Cool.
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Old 07-05-2006, 12:42 PM   #6
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I use this provisional cast on instead of Amys. I never could get the one here.

Knitting at Noon provisional cast on
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Old 07-05-2006, 12:42 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by jsauer
WOW! That is a fabulous tutorial! I remember reading that article in Vogue Knitting and "kind of" envisioning it but feeling still a little lost - fluffyknitter is a great teacher. Thanks for the link. I added it to my favorites which is turning into a strictly knitting list of sites. Cool.
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That was pretty much my reaction (without the Vogue Knitting part )!

She added a follow-up tutorial that has a little more information.
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I finally figured out the provisional cast on that's shown on this site, but it took me several tries every time i tried to use it.

i'm going to have to try the Turkish cast on method when i next need it.
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That turkish co looks interesting! Thanks for the links!
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Old 07-05-2006, 04:25 PM   #10
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My favorite provisional cast on is a crochet chain... I usually use a hook that's 2 or 3 sizes larger than the knitting needle I'm using to do the chain, so it's easy to slip the loops on the needle. I could never get the provisional cast on from KH either! Well, I *got it* But the last CO stitch was always so loose and floppy and blechhhh and it would mess up the whole row!
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