I’ve got the basics of how to do the Provisional CO, but I’m having a problem implementing it… I was planning to knit this BEAUTIFUL shawl, but I’m having a terrible time starting it.
(Ravelry link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/haruni )
In the Set Up instructions, it says:
“This shawl begins with a garter stitch tab. Using the provisional cast on method of your choice (crochet chain or waste yawn), cast on 3 stitches. Sl1 as if to purl, with yarn in back, k2. This initial slipped stich should be worked quite loosely, so that you can properly block your shawl. The slipped stitch creates an attractively smooth finish on these edge stitches. You may simple knit the first stitch of every row if you prefer. Repeat this row 5 more times. After the 6th row, rotate your knitting, and pick up 3 stitches along the side of your stip of knitting, one in each garter ridge. Pick up the 3 stitches from your provisional cast on, 9 stitches total. Turn. Sl1, k2, p3, k3, turn. Now you are ready to begin knitting Chart A.”
I’ve gotten as far as casting on provisionally… Any help would be very much appreciated. Do I use a yarn different than what I will be using to knit for CO?
Also, I’m using the Provisional Crochet Cast-On, if that matters at all.