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Cast On, Bind Off

Discover the perfect beginning and ending for every knitting project! This one-of-a-kind reference presents more than 50 ways to cast on and bind off, creating edges that are tighter, looser, stretchier, lacier, longer-lasting, prettier--whatever effect your project needs, you'll find it here. Detailed instructions for each technique are combined with step-by-step photography so that nothing is left to chance. At-a-glance charts identify the right cast on or bind off for various types of knitting, as well as cast on/bind off pairs that work well together. This indispensable guide will ensure that all of your knitting projects are polished and pleasing, from start to finish! Softcover; 216 pages; Workman Publishing.

Find out more about Leslie Ann's writing process for writing this book when Kathy Elkins interviews her on an episode of Ready, Set, Knit. Listen here.

Author:
Leslie Ann Bestor
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Cast On, Bind Off
 
4.4

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71%

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Pros

  • Informative (5)
  • Relevant (5)
  • Well written (5)
  • Easy to understand (4)
  • Deserves multiple readings (3)

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    5.0

    Excellent Learning Opportunity!

    By Knitfool

    from Virginia

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Inspirational
    • Relevant
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Learning new techniques
      • Reference

      Comments about Cast On, Bind Off:

      I recommended this book to my students for its great pictorial instructions as well as a learning tool to expand on new techniques for Cast Ons and Bind Off and when to use them in there projects.
      Most of my students are visual learners and this book has excellent pictures of hand movement's.
      I love that this book is spiral bound and will lie flat during use.

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      3.0

      Good for Beginners

      By Stashwoman

      from La Crosse, WI

      Pros

      • Nice size

      Cons

      • Not What I Expected

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        Comments about Cast On, Bind Off:

        This book is a great size, and I had no problem with the directions, but I was disappointed with the number of various cast-ons, in particular. There is another book with the same title, but a different author which is more complete.

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        5.0

        Excellent Addition to Knitting Library

        By Crazed Knitter

        from Bay City, MI

        About Me Casual Reader

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        Pros

        • Informative
        • Relevant
        • Well Written

        Cons

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          • Gift
          • Reference

          Comments about Cast On, Bind Off:

          This is a great, useful addition to any knitter's library. It is a great reference for knitting projects.

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          5.0

          A Great Reference to Have on Hand

          By Kate55

          from Bakersfield, CA

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Understand
          • Informative
          • Relevant
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Reference

            Comments about Cast On, Bind Off:

            This book was everything I hoped it would be. There are many cast ons and bind offs to choose from and explanation is given for when to use each one. Do I want stretchy? Do I want more stable? Do I want decorative? Do I want combinations of stretchy and decorative, etc? I have gone to this book and used the information several times. I have been very pleased with the book and with my finished knitted projects.

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            3.0

            It'sGood, but ...

            By Avid Knitter

            from Oregon

            About Me Everyday Reader

            Pros

              Cons

              • Disappointing
              • Not What I Expected
              • Pictures too small

              Best Uses

                Comments about Cast On, Bind Off:

                I found this book difficult to use, for two reasons:
                1. The pictures and text are too small for the visually impaired.
                2. Not all the steps are illustrated, making it hard to use.
                For example, in illustrating the German Twisted Cast-on, moving from step one through to step three, the illustration only shows you the start and the finish, but fails to illustrate the second step, the twist maneuver. You have to switch from the picture to the text to execute the middle step.
                Also, it does NOT cover all cast-ons and bind-offs; it is therefore NOT a complete reference.
                Stick to Montse Stanley's Knitter's Handbook for a more complete reference.

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                5.0

                Good reference book

                By Julie Knits

                from Jacksonville, IL

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                Pros

                • Easy To Understand
                • Informative
                • Inspirational
                • Relevant
                • Well Written

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Reference
                  • Special Needs

                  Comments about Cast On, Bind Off:

                  Great book to try different types of cast on

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Quick delivery

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                  5.0

                  An every knitter "must have".

                  By Emma Hypatia

                  from Palo Alto, CA

                  About Me Bookworm

                  Pros

                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                  • Easy To Understand
                  • Informative
                  • Relevant
                  • Well Written

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Cast On, Bind Off:

                      I learned four new Cast-ons and three new Bind-offs in a single evening's sitting, including the I-cord, which I had previously been told was horrifically hard. It's not. It takes more time (and yarn) than most other Bind-offs, but the directions in this book are perfectly straightforward, clear, and easy to follow. The book is small enough to tote around with you in your knitting bag and that's good, because the likelihood is that you are going to want to do just that. Each Cast-on and Bind-off is described in terms of the kind of edge it produces, and recommended as "Good For" specific projects. I foresee using this book a LOT. My only recommendation is that ALL two techniques described over two pages should be on pages that FACE one another. Most are, but not all. Having to turn the page in the middle of a new technique is just not something you want to have to do.

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