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with Vicki Square
Online Class

More Ways to Cast On & Bind Off

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Discover new twists on a variety of cast-ons and bind-offs with knitting author and instructor Vicki Square. You'll learn how to choose and use the best method for any project, beginning with the Norwegian long-tail, double-tail and two-color cast-ons. Then, give your projects decorative flair with the Channel Island, picot, and I-cord cast-ons. Working in the round? Vicki shares her trick for circular cast-ons with the neat loop yarn over and the lacy crochet pinhole method. For a patterned or textured project, you'll move step by step through the tubular stockinette hem, fancy Estonian fringe or picot ribbing cast-on. Ready to bind off? You'll start with the smooth sloped and stretchy yarn over methods before Vicki shares the Channel Island, picot and I-cord bind-offs. Plus, you'll get tips for creating scalloped, ruffled, seamless and circular finishes.


  • intermediate
  • 8 episodes
  • 2h7m

Included in this Class

1. Preparing for Cast-Ons & Bind-Offs

1. Preparing for Cast-Ons & Bind-Offs

Author and pattern designer Vicki Square is passionate about variety and versatility, and she's ready to share that passion with you! Learn methods to prepare for new cast-ons and bind-offs before Vicki shares tips for choosing the best technique for each project. You'll also get a quick refresher on basic skills.

2. Variations: Long-Tail Cast-Ons

2. Variations: Long-Tail Cast-Ons

Learn some handy variations of the standard long-tail cast-on! After reviewing the original, Vicki walks you through the double long-tail and Norwegian long-tail. And if you're in the mood for some color, you'll also discover Vicki's two-color cast-on, a clever way to add flair from the start.

3. Decorative Cast-Ons

3. Decorative Cast-Ons

Move on to decorative cast-ons, as Vicki shows you how to give your projects a more dramatic start. She'll guide you step by step through the Channel Island, picot and I-cord cast-ons: all fairly simple to master with practice. Plus, they all have matching bind offs for perfect symmetry!