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.

Comments

Cocoknits

Hi Cathryn – Because it does the same thing! It’s a perfect substitute, but it does look much different without removing a cast-on (and no crochet chain!).


Cathryn Cooper

I don’t understand how this is provisional?


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