I told you Tutorial Tuesday would be back in July! We will resume our look at using a crochet hook in knitting by learning how to do a provisional cast on with a crochet hook. A provisional cast on is used when you need to later make the cast on stitches live so you can knit seamlessly from the cast-on edge.
Important note: When you do the provisional cast on, you will want to use a smooth waste yarn so it can be “unzipped” easily. The yarn used in this demonstration is Nashua Creative Focus Worsted – a lovely yarn, but probably not the best for the provisional cast on. I used this yarn because the pink would show up well in photos. Were I actually going to do the provisional cast for a knitting project on I would choose a cotton or synthetic yarn.
Repeat steps four and five until you have the required number of stitches.
Step Six: Secure the yarn. Because you’re going to be unzipping this yarn later, you want to keep the yarn in place in a way that is easily un-done later. There are two methods of doing this.
Ta-da! There you have it – another use for that crochet hook!