Master new cast-ons and bind-offs to achieve the results you want with yarn shop owner and instructor Aurora Sisneros. Discover popular cast-ons that will help you get your projects started with ease. Kick off your garments and accessories in pattern with all the ribbed cast-ons you need. Give your cast-on edge just the right amount of give with a variety of empowering stretchy cast-ons. Create temporary edges for any project using a selection of valuable provisional cast-ons. Make finishing simple as you learn to bind off your projects with lots of basic yet beautiful techniques. Complete your work in pattern with an array of smart bind-offs in rib. Customize the elasticity of your finished edge with the best stretchy bind-offs. Plus, you'll see these techniques performed in both Continental and English knitting styles, as well as right- and left-handed. Learn to work a collection of valuable cast-ons and bind-offs with confidence!
Meet Aurora Sisneros, your instructor and owner of Fabric Bliss in Denver, Colorado. Aurora goes over what you'll learn and how to use your class as a reference. You'll be able to learn or review the techniques in any order and as often as you like. You'll see each technique in the English and Continental styles, both right-handed and left-handed.
If you've always done a backwards loop cast-on, it's time to give the more flexible long-tail a try. Or maybe long-tail frustrates you with its guesswork -- check out the knitted, purled and cable cast-ons. These traditional cast-ons can be your go-to's for any project calling for a stable edge.
Any top-down sock or bottom-up sweater is likely to start with ribbing. Aurora shows you how to cast on so that your cast-on stitches match the pattern of your ribbing, whether 1x1, 2x2 or 4x4. Learn the long-tail, alternating cable, tubular and Italian tubular cast-ons. One is sure to strike your fancy!
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