How to Provisional Cast On with Judy’s Magic CO

Judy’s Magic CO is a great provisional cast on method because: 

  • The second set of stitches is left on the needle ready to knit
  • It does not require a crochet chain
  • You don’t need to cut away or unravel scrap yarn

Steps

1

Step 1

Hold two needles parallel with right hand

A

Right = top needle

B

Left = bottom needle

2

Step 2

Pull out tail of yarn

3

Step 3

Hold yarn as for Long Tail Cast On

4

Step 4

Loop yarn from top finger over bottom needle

5

Step 5

Loop yarn from bottom finger over top needle

6

Step 6

Repeat steps 4 & 5

In the Cocoknits Sweater Workshop and Cocoknits Method Extended Collection patterns, this provisional cast on technique is used for the back neck of the Lizzie, Kiki, and Franca collars.

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