The provisional cast on is often used in situations where you want to knit in one direction, then pick up your stitches (at the cast on edge) and knit in the opposite direction. However, this cast on can also be used when you want to create a stretchy edge for fabric with 1 x 1, or k1, p1 ribbing.
Before You Begin
The provisional tubular cast on creates an edge that looks like your 1 x 1 ribbing invisibly flows over the edge from one side to the other. The cast on works for pieces that are knit flat, back and forth, in rows or in the round.
- simpliworsted by HiKoo
- addi Bamboo FlexiFlips
- addi Click Bamboo Interchangeable Needles
- thin waste yarn
Provisional Tubular Cast On
Ready to try this technique in a pattern? Best Worsted Socks has videos to help you learn more about:
- Provisional Tubular Cast On
- Norwegian Purl
- Avoiding Extra Stitches at the Needle Change When Knitting in the Round
- Invisible Ribbed Bind Off