A Cornucopia of Cast-Ons and a Bevy of Bind-Offs*
Do you always use the same cast-ons and bind-offs for everything you knit? Here at WEBS, we insist that everyone know the long-tail cast-on and the traditional bind-off, but there is a world of other methods out there which can make your knitted items look very professional indeed: tubular cast-on and bind-off (including Kitchener stitch bind-off, or grafting), knitted cast-on, cable cast-on, picot cast-on and bind-off, chained cast-on, provisional cast-on, knit 2 together bind-off, purl 2 together bind-off, I-cord bind-off, yarn-over bind-off, and 3-needle bind-off, just to name a few. If you'd like to add more style to your knitting, come join us for this class.
*This class fulfills the Cast Ons and Bind Offs requirement for WEKP
Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Beth Altimari
Date: Fridays, 8/4, 8/11; 2017
- One ball of good quality yarn (worsted or DK weight) with plain, smooth texture in a light color. Please do not use inexpensive yarn that splits—you will need to see your stitches and not be frustrated. Suggested yarns: Valley Yarns Northampton or Valley Superwash
- A small amount (a yard or two) of a smilar yarn in a different color
- A few yards of mercerized cotton. This is to be used as stitch holders and to make provisional cast ons (there are two)
- Needles in a size recommended by the ball band, and also two sizes smaller. Double pointed needles are recommended but not required.
- Tapestry needle
- Crochet hook in the same or similar size to the needles you are using
- Your Knitter's Tool Kit
- Cast On, Bind Off by Leslie Ann Bestor (15% discount when purchased for this class)
- Using Long Tail Cast On, cast on 20 sts and work in stockinette for 4”.
- Bind off in traditional bind off.
- Block swatch and bring to class
When possible, please buy your materials from WEBS.Note: If you are purchasing more than one unit of the same class, please call customer service with that person's name and information.