Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Provisional Cast-on --- Show me the way!

This is my first attempt at doing a provisional cast on... it looks horrible. Can you share your favorite method ... point me to sites with photos, if you can. I was hoping to get going on the all-blossom version this weekend; it's intended for a gift so wanted to make this version first. (Clearly, I'll be bringing up the rear in this group... I can't even get started.)

Thanks!
Maria (Boston)
(Frog Tree Alpaca, fingering weight, dark grayish-lavender)

7 comments:

trainlady said...

I'm still swatching so you aren't the last.

I like this on, a crocheted cast on:
video
http://knittingatknoon.com/ProvCaston.mpg
text
http://knittingatknoon.com/provisional.html

peaceangel said...

Here's the link to Knitting Help.com. This is where I go if I need help learning something new. They have awesome instructional videos.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/index.php

Hope it helps,

Cayli said...

I was going to suggest this one.

http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/03/majoring_in_lace_part_iv.html

Hope one of these helps you!

Cayli said...

I think this has the whole link in it.

http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/03/majoring_
in_lace_part_iv.html

catknip said...

Thanks. You've helped me out a bunch too!

MimiCatKnits said...

Thank you all so-o-o-o-o much!!! These are all wonderful sites. I think I'm going to go with the crocheted-on-to-the-needle method; I'm pretty sure I can do that one & get an even cast on without too much practice (I'll try it when I get home from work). When I have more time, I'll practice the other versions.
Again, thanks *very* much!
:-D
Maria (Boston)

Heather said...

I was going to suggest the knittinghelp.com website - love her videos. They've helped me learn several techniques, and I love seeing them in action, rather than steps in a picture. I used her videos to cast on provisionally yesterday! Yay - planned a post for later tonight. Good luck!