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Provisional Cast-On Tutorial
Russian cast off. Great tutorial with good pictures for a stretchier cast off that looks "elegant"!
Differences Between British and Continental Knitting with Stefanie Japel. Click: www.craftsy.com/...
Provisionally Casting On With A Crochet Hook.
Cast-on without doing the twist! - Knitting Daily
Eyelet Cast-On Tutorial
run out of yarn? Cast off using no extra. Good to know.
super cute - picot cast-on