Cast On/Bind Off

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For many projects, it’s important that you have a cast on that can stretch with your knitted fabric. Particularly for the starts of hats and socks, and other things that need to stretch around body parts, using a stretchy cast on can be the difference between your project fitting or not. In this session, Jen Lucas shows the German Twisted cast on, which is a great stretchy cast on to know. This cast on, also known as the Old Norwegian cast on, is one of the stretchiest cast ons you’ll find in knitting.
The first step to any knitting project is to cast on for the piece. There are many different types of cast on methods, some being functional and some more decorative. In this session, Mary Beth Temple explains how to work a beautiful, decorative I-cord cast on.
The Folded Picot Cast On is a beautiful decorative cast on that’s perfect for top-down socks and baby items. In this session, Corrina Ferguson demonstrates how to work this cast on, which she uses in her sock pattern, Lover’s Lane Socks.
The Two-Color Italian Cast On is a great way to start a project where two colors of yarn will be used. Projects that have techniques using multiple colors, like two-color Brioche or corrugated ribbing are perfect for using this cast on method. In this session, Mary Beth Temple explains how to work the Two-Color Italian Cast On.
The Flat Picot Cast On is different than the folded version that was demonstrated in Session 3. In this session, knitting expert Mary Beth Temple shows step-by-step how to work the flat version of this cast on, which can be a nice complement to the picot bind off.
In this session, Mary Beth Temple demonstrates how to work the Latvian Braid Cast On. The Latvian Braid Cast On is a beautiful decorative cast on that can be used to begin all sorts of knitting projects. This cast on method is essentially a Long Tail Cast On, where three strands of yarn are worked into the cast on edge, instead of the traditional two strands.
The invisible ribbed bind off is a sewn bind off that creates a very stretchy edge to finish 1x1 (knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch) ribbing. As the name suggests, this bind off is nearly invisible and gives the edge of your piece a clean, finished look. In this session, Jill Wright demonstrates how to work the invisible ribbed bind off.
In this session, knitting expert Jen Lucas demonstrates how to work the Picot Bind Off. The Picot Bind Off is a beautiful, decorative bind off that can be used on a wide variety of projects. It’s a fun detail to add to the bottom of a top-down shawl, the bottom of knitted baby items, and more. Jen begins by noting that there are many variations of the Picot Bind Off. Many knitters play with the spacing and size of the picots, depending on the project. This bind off can even be modified to work long picots, which act as a thick knitted fringe.
8 Lessons
51  mins

There are hundreds of ways to cast on and bind off your knitting projects. Sometimes you need a functional start or finish to your piece, and sometimes you need a decorative edge. With over 45 minutes of instruction in this video bundle, you’re sure to find a new favorite cast on and bind off.

Videos Include:

  • Try a Stretchy Cast On Method: The German Twisted Cast On
  • I-Cord Cast On
  • Folded Picot Cast On
  • Two-Color Italian Cast On
  • Flat Picot Cast On
  • Latvian Braid Cast On
  • Invisible Ribbed Bind Off
  • Picot Bind Off
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