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More Ways to Cast On & Bind Off

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Expand your project possibilities with more than 25 cast-ons and bind-offs! Learn beautiful variations for standard, stretchy and decorative effects.

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Vicki Square
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Decorative Cast-Ons
4. Circular Cast-Ons
5. Ribbed Cast-Ons
6. New Twists on Basic Bind-Offs
7. Decorative Bind-Offs
8. Special Bind-Offs

Taught by

Vicki Square
Vicki Square
Vicki learned to knit from her grandmother at the age of 6, and she's never looked back. Today, her passion has grown to include instructing and designing, and she travels the country to teach fellow knitters at events of all shapes and sizes. Vicki contributes regularly to popular magazines and pattern collections, and is also the author of The Knitter's Companion and Knit Great Basics, just two of her many titles.

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