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with Aurora Sisneros
Online Class

40 Ways to Cast On & Bind Off

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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!


  • intermediate
  • 8 episodes
  • 3h45m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

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.

2. Basic Cast-Ons

2. Basic Cast-Ons

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.

3. Ribbed Cast-Ons

3. Ribbed Cast-Ons

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!