Provisional Cast-On: Getting On Live Stitches

Some projects require returning to stitches on the opposite side of a cast-on edge, such as toe-up socks or fold over edges, or even at other points in a project. A provisional cast-on (PCO) allows a knitter to easily work into live stitches waiting on waste yarn. The beauty of a PCO, is that there…

Clever Techniques

As a lover of knitting techniques and challenges, the following are ingenious methods to kick your knitting up a notch. Provisional Cast-On (PCO) PCO is often used as a temporary foundation row or beginning. You return to these live stitches and knit in the other direction to form details like hems or toe-up socks. The two…