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Provisional Cast On Tutorial

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,
I want to get this tutorial on the provisional cast on up for you before I post the pattern for the Outer blanket. That way you can start right away even if you don’t know how to do the provisional cast on. It is a technique that is used quite a bit so it is a good one to have in your back pocket.

Now, off to work on finishing up the blanket! I can’t wait to have it all together.

I’ll be back soon with more…

13 Responses to “Provisional Cast On Tutorial”

  1. July 25, 2011 at 8:31 am Alli Mosley says:

    Thank you! This makes Provisional Cast On less daunting.

    • July 26, 2011 at 7:44 am pelicanknits says:

      finally.. one I think I understand. look forward to the pattern for the blanket

  2. July 25, 2011 at 3:37 pm missjulep says:

    Oh awesome!! I want to try this right now!! Thanks for an easy to understand tutorial.

    • July 25, 2011 at 3:45 pm sanderson says:

      you are welcome:)

  3. July 25, 2011 at 3:52 pm Lee says:


    You are so talented at demonstrating those daunting techniques and making them look like fun! Now I have to find a pattern that requires this cast on method and try my hand at it! Thanks!

    • July 25, 2011 at 3:54 pm sanderson says:

      Thank you, Lee. Teaching is my first love and I am glad I get to do a bit of it online.

  4. July 26, 2011 at 4:09 am Jennie says:

    Thanks for the great demonstration. I have a few patterns that I’m keen to try that call for a provisional cast on and I’d never heard of it before. This was so easy to understand.

  5. July 26, 2011 at 8:49 am Susan Kesler Simpson says:

    Best description of the provisional cast on I’ve ever seen. Now…there are some patterns I will make that I’ve avoided in the past. Thanks!

  6. July 26, 2011 at 10:53 am Shama D says:

    Susan, I love your videos!! You’re an excellent teacher!! But your attitude and personality show your love and excitement for knitting! And you pass that on to us!! Thank you for a great knitting lesson and a bright start to the day!! Knit On!!!

  7. July 26, 2011 at 5:21 pm Suzanne says:

    Thank you! Provisional cast on really makes joining work so well. This was a great video.

  8. July 28, 2011 at 8:33 am Mom in a Box says:

    Wow, you make it look so easy!

    • July 28, 2011 at 9:08 am sanderson says:

      It really is easy!

  9. August 29, 2011 at 8:53 am Gina C. says:

    Very helpful, thanks. I really appreciate that you used large-sized yarn, needles and crochet hook for the demo.