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.
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.
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.
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!
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