Invisible (Provisional) Cast-On

Knitting Daily Stitch Guide


Place a loose slipknot on needle held in your right hand.

Hold waste yarn next to slipknot and around left thumb; hold working yarn over left index finger. *Bring needle forward under waste yarn, over working yarn, grab a loop of working yarn (Figure 1)

Invisible Cast-on Fig 1

…then bring needle to the front, over both yarns, and grab a second loop (Figure 2).

Repeat from *. When you’re ready to work in the opposite direction, pick out waste yarn to expose live stitches.

Invisible Cast-on Fig 2

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