This cast-on method is worked with a crochet hook and can be
used in one of two ways: as a decorative cast-on that forms a tidy chain and
perfectly matches the bind-off row, or as a provisional cast-on. If the
decorative cast-on is desired, use the working yarn for the crochet chain. For
a provisional cast-on, use waste yarn for the chain and then knit a plain row
with the working yarn (the provisional cast-on is not complete until there is a
row of working yarn stitches on the needle).
Place a slipknot on crochet hook. Hold knitting needle and
yarn in your left hand and hook in your right hand, with yarn under needle.
Place hook over needle, wrap yarn around hook and pull loop through loop on
hook (Figure 1). *Bring yarn to back under needle, wrap yarn around hook, and
pull it through loop on hook (Figure 2). Repeat from *until there is one fewer
than the desired number of stitches on needle. Slip loop from hook to needle
for last stitch.