Invisible (Provisional) Cast-On

also known as Looped cast-on

This is a provisional cast-on: one that can be easily undone to expose live stitches, and then knit from seamlessly. Usually done with a second piece of yarn that is ultimately removed. It can also be done with the flexible cable of a cable needle, allowing the provisional stitches to be knit directly from the cable needle.

Note: When you go to knit off of this bottom edge, every other stitch (ie. on the cable needle) will be twisted. You must knit (or purl) through the back loop of the twisted stitches.

Category: cast-on