Let’s just take a moment to gaze upon this beautiful baby.
This beautiful combination of ease and cleverness is the Little Tern Blanket by Tin Can Knits, a pattern from the inventive design team of Emily Wessel and Alexa Ludeman.
Jen Arnall-Culliford, as ever, is our guide, leading us through not one but two different provisional cast-ons. The crochet provisional cast-on is up top; below is a second cast on, the amazing Judy’s Magic Cast On. If you’ve tried this cast on using double-pointed needles, you’ll welcome this tutorial that shows how to do it using circular needles—much less awkward.
In the MDK Shop
This cast-on tutorial is one of those moments in my knitting life that changed everything. I don’t even want to talk about how I’ve been making my crochet provisional cast on. Let’s just say that I have been doing it so wrong that there’s not even a word for how wrong I’ve been.
Thank you, Jen, for explaining the One True Way to get a crochet provisional cast on to behave!
And of course, Jen reminds us that in the knitting world, anything can be a wrap.