Butterfly Kisses KAL: Provisional Cast On

Butterfly Kisses KAL: Learn how to do the Provisional Cast on, in the round, with a piece of waste yarn.
It's time to begin knitting our Butterfly Kisses earwarmer and we're going to start with a provisional cast on.

If you need to review any of the Butterfly Kisses KAL lessons along the way, a complete list of tutorial links is available on the KAL Introduction page. My thanks to Skacel for providing me with the HiKoo Sueño Tonal yarn and addi Natura dpns for this KAL. These products are available locally at many yarn shops and online at Makers' Mercantile.

Lesson 1: The Provisional Cast On

A provisional cast on is a technique that's used when you want to graft stitches from the cast on edge of a knit piece with other live stitches. The join blends in to your knitting and is barely noticeable. Typically this cast on is used for pieces that are worked flat, back and forth in rows, on projects like infinity scarves, but it can also be worked in the round.

The provisional cast on works nicely for projects like this tubular ear warmer where the cast on edge is joined with the final round of stitches.

Here's how it's done.

Now it's your turn!


(If you would like a printable copy of the entire pattern, Butterfly Kisses is available in my shop.)

CO 30 sts evenly around 3 dpns using a provisional cast on with a piece of waste yarn.

Rnd 1 and 2: k all sts.

In the next lesson I'll demonstrate How to Knit the Bowknot Stitch.

Post Your Progress

Don't forget to share pictures of your work on Facebook and Instagram with #thechillydog and tag me @thechillydog. I'd love to see your project.



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The Chilly Dog: Butterfly Kisses KAL: Provisional Cast On
Butterfly Kisses KAL: Provisional Cast On
Butterfly Kisses KAL: Learn how to do the Provisional Cast on, in the round, with a piece of waste yarn.
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