Provisional Cast Off

Buck Strong's picture

Dudes of Knitting: I'm working on a sweater that calls for a provisional cast off, in contrasting yarn for the gusset stitches. I've googled it and all I get is provisional cast on. Can anyone explain this too me?




Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog WHat I would understand is to use a life line, but once you cast off I believe that's it lol!

negativitysucks's picture

A provisional bind off is simply to gather the stitches with a contrasting color of thread, much like using a stitch holder. It is really nothing more than running a needle and yarn through the stitches and picking them up later in the pattern. It's not a term used much in regular knitting, but it's referred to that way in loom and machine knitting. But it is the same thing.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

New term to me as well. Which is odd, considering all the research I've done over this obsession....err, hobby. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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Buck Strong's picture

Thanks guys! That's what I thought it was but I just wanted to make sure.

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MMario's picture

I think this is the first time I've seen the term used.

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VillageKnittiot's picture

Lucy Neatby does something similar probably in here DVD series. shen she comes to the top of the shoulder where the front and back will be seamed, she knits several rows in a contrasting waste yarn then binds them off so she can graft the two together where the color changes. Unlike kitchener you're not having to remember when to drop stitches off the needles, once finished you unravel the waste yarn when you're sure you've made sure you have all the stitches grafted together.