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New Beginnings With the Magic Cast-On

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Unlock the potential of the Magic Cast-On and discover a world of new knitting possibilities.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including cast-on instructions for a variety of projects, plus printable patterns for a cute pouch, hemmed hat, cowl and coasters
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Lorilee Beltman

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

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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Tubular Cast-On
4. Two-Color Cast-On
5. Garter Stitch
6. Symmetrical Knits

Taught by

Lorilee Beltman
Lorilee Beltman
Lorilee Beltman is a Craft Yarn Council certified instructor and a TNNA designer and teacher who has taught at national events around the country since 2009. It was once Lorilee opened her own knitting business, City Knitting, that she realized her passion for spreading knowledge and helping knitters past their roadblocks. You can find some of her articles in respected magazines such as Twist Collective and Interweave Knits.

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