The easiest provisional Cast On. Ever.
February 14, 2010
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w i n d i n g cast on
I came across this cast on somewhere in the vast knitting universe on the web when I first took up lace knitting — and completely bungled the crochet cast on. (I had to disentangle each and every stitch by hand for my first “real” lace project, the gorgeous Muir by Romi. I had knit into the wrong loop of the crochet chain… with fussy mohair yarn that didn’t want to be set free. Since then, I have indeed found a crochet CO that works — by the very same Romi.)
I have not been able to find my way back to what I now call the Winding CO. It’s out there somewhere. However, it is so incredible simple, that once you’ve learned it, you don’t need to look it up again. I now cannot quite understand why we struggle so much with twisted loops and strands and crochet chains. They probably have features important for certain kinds of projects that I don’t yet know about. I am willing to learn.
In the meantime, I have put together my own How-To page for the Winding CO. Right here.