Cast On, Bind Off: 54 Step-by-Step Methods; Find the perfect start and finish for every knitting project

Cast On, Bind Off: 54 Step-by-Step Methods; Find the perfect start and finish for every knitting project

Cast On, Bind Off: 54 Step-by-Step Methods; Find the perfect start and finish for every knitting project

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 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 best cast on or bind off for various types of knitting, as we

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  • Bonnie Brody "Book Lover and Knitter" says:
    36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Whole New World of Casting On and Binding Off, June 5, 2012
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    Bonnie Brody “Book Lover and Knitter” (Port St. Lucie, FL) –
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    This review is from: Cast On, Bind Off: 54 Step-by-Step Methods; Find the perfect start and finish for every knitting project (Spiral-bound)

    Cast On Bind Off includes 54 step-by-step methods for casting on and binding off. It begins with cast ons and ends with bind offs. The information is wonderful for every knitter’s library. As most knitters, I tend to use a single type of cast on and bind off and tend to stick with these techniques. As the author states, this is usual. The author discusses how she realized that different projects call for different types of cast ons and bind offs and that “different situations call for different techniques, and that using the right one has a huge impact on the finished garment.” Most of us learned a particular type of cast on or bind off from the person who taught us how to knit and we tend to stick with that. “My hope is that this book opens a new world of possibilities and expands your horizons for beginning and ending a knitted project.” This book can be used to learn new techniques, offers ways to experiment with different techniques and opens us up to a whole world of casting on and binding off that we didn’t even know existed.

    “In this book you’ll find 33 different cast ons and 21 different bind offs. Each technique features photographs illustrating every step”. The book is small enough to take with you when working on a project and includes tips on what technique is best for certain types of projects.

    The cast ons are divided into basic ones, stretchy, decorative, circular, double-sided, multicolor, provisional, tubular and mobius. The bind offs include basic, stretchy, decorative, and sewn. The photographs, drawings and diagrams are excellent and show in detail how to do each type of cast on and bind off.

    As a relatively experienced knitter I thought I knew quite a bit about casting on and binding off. This book opened me up to a whole new world of binding off and casting of. It’s a wonderful reference book and one I don’t know how I did without until now. I highly recommend it and plan to try many of these techniques right away. It is an essential addition to my knitting library.

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  • CL says:
    18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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    Excellent Resource for Knitters, June 5, 2012
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    Wow! I’m impressed! This handy-sized book is loaded with ways to begin and end your knitting. To be precise, there are 33 ways to cast on and 21 ways to bind off. The inner covers conveniently list techniques by category – all-purpose, decorative, stretchy, ribbing, circular, toe-up socks, provisional, etc. There’s also a good index that references applications such as “gloves, binding off fingerless” and “shoulders, binding off” as well as techniques. The first pages of each section show side-by-side examples of each method, all knitted in the same yarn for easy comparison.

    Each technique includes a description, characteristics, suggestions for use, good photos and instructions for working, and hints for “getting it right.” I like the lay-flat binding and the size is perfect to tuck into your knitting bag. This is an excellent reference book for any knitter, novice to experienced.

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  • Seven Kitties "7kitties" says:
    33 of 38 people found the following review helpful
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    Excellent handy resource!, June 5, 2012
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    Seven Kitties “7kitties” (Blue Point, NY ) –
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    There’s a book upcoming in August I believe that promises 211 cast on and bind offs. While I wait for that I thought I’d check this one out!

    First, it’s a tidy, squarish book, 6 x 7 or so inches, just the right size to tuck in a knitting bag and it’s not only spiral bound to lay nice and flat it’s safety bound–so no weird bits from the binding to snag your knitting or yarn!

    There’s a quicky index on the inside covers of the book–cast ons in front, bind offs in back. For example, the headers for bind offs are: All purpose, lace, decorative, stretchy ribbed, and specific use. So if you’re, say, knitting that toe up sock,, you know which section you will want to hit.

    There’s a brief tutorial about things you’ll need to know for the techniques–such as what knitwise or purlwise are, so it’s very beginner friendly.

    Each technique has a picture that cleverly shows rightside/wrongside of the work, a close up of the edge, and characteristics and what it is good for, followed by a step by step, with lots of color photographs, and then a box called ‘getting it right’ to help troubleshoot.

    All in all this is a great step for a beginning knitter to up her or his game, and a really handy resource for any knitter to tuck in the bag. It’s designed to be a reference source, used and used again.

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