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with Lorilee Beltman
Online Class

New Beginnings With the Magic Cast-On

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The Magic Cast-On isn’t just for toe-up socks! Here, designer Lorilee Beltman shows you how to use this versatile cast-on method in new, unexpected ways, from cuffs and hems to double knitting, provisional cast-ons and more. After you master the basics, practice your skills on six class projects, including a brimmed hat, infinity cowl and more.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h18m

Included in this Class

1. The Magic Cast-On

1. The Magic Cast-On

Meet Lorilee and start by learning what the Magic Cast-On is and why it's useful, as well as some of its most popular applications, such as toe-up socks. You'll understand the mechanics of the cast-on, no matter which style of knitting you prefer.

2. Perfect Hems

2. Perfect Hems

Now that you've used the Magic Cast-On in its most common application, you're ready to explore other ways that you can work it in projects, such as perfect hems. Lorilee shows you how to eliminate the need to tack down hems or use waste yarn by using the Magic Cast-On instead.

3. Tubular Cast-On

3. Tubular Cast-On

Find out how to use the Magic Cast-On to create the same seamless edge as a tubular cast-on, with less fuss and fewer cast-ons to memorize! Then, practice the technique on a beautiful ribbed cowl.