hello! Melissa here ~ just bumping up Will's awesome links in the comments below so that they're right in here with Kelli's hints ~ thanks Will for the extra effort...you rock!
Stephen West's cast on ~ Evelyn Clark's new & improved cast on ~ or just peek at how Will does it his way in his comment (good stuff!)
For some of you who like visual help, I went to YouTube and found two helpful videos...
Type the words : crochet chain cast on
That took me to a great video you can click on, this provisional cast on the pattern calls for.
Type in the words : rotate edge shawl 90
That took me to a video that shows how you pick up stitches and turn to pick up more stitches.
That hopefully can help you to your 7 stitches to start with.
If I can help anyone let me know.
We haven't hooked up Skype... but maybe someday?
Happy May Day KALing