PROVISIONAL CAST ON (INVISIBLE CAST ON)
Place a loose slipknot on the needle in your right hand. Hold the waste yarn next to the slipknot and around your left thumb. Hold your working yarn over your left index finger. *Bring the needle forward under the waste yarn, over the working yarn, grab a loop of working yarn (Diagram 1), then bring the needle to the front, over both yarns, and grab a second loop (Diagram 2). Repeat from * until you have the desired number of stitches on your needle. When you’re ready to work in the opposite direction, pick out the waste yarn to expose the live stitches.