Provisional cast on question

I’m making these from knitty, and you start off with a provisional cast on for the heel. What confuses me is that the first row is

Row 1 [RS]: K23, w&t.

Now, won’t you be wrapping the provisional cast on? Should I first knit one complete row and then start or what?


I think that’s what I’d do. I’d purl a row with my ‘real’ yarn and then start the knits row as written.

I had exactly the same issue with these when i made them, and that’s what I did, just added a ‘first’ row, then started with the pattern.