Cast on, Bind Off : 54 Step-by-step Methods, Paperback

Cast on, Bind Off : 54 Step-by-step Methods Paperback

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The first complete step-by-step photographic guide and an essential reference for knitters of all styles and techniques, presented in an easy-reference, take-along format.

A compilation of all the techniques for beginning and ending knitting projects, it offers a welcome surprise to many knitters who are not aware of the breadth of possibilities.

Choosing the right cast on or bind off to fit the chosen yarn and stitch technique will add to the appeal of the finished knitting project.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 216 pages, full colour photographs & illustrations throughout
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing LLC
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  • Category: Knitting & crochet
  • ISBN: 9781603427241



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Cast On, Bind Off 54 Step-by-Step Methods by Leslie Ann BestorVery detailed illustrated guide that shows many different ways tocast on stitches to knit for various beginnings.Shows how to make them and why you'd want to select the right one foryour project.Cast On Methods: Basic, stretchy, Decorative, Double Sided, Multicolor,Provisional, Tubular.Bind off methods: Basic, Decorative, Stretchy and SewnThis book would be the perfect gift for one who knits as it haseverything in it you'd ever need.

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On the positive side, this is a very valuable book. The standard cast-ons and bind-offs are fine much of the time... but sometimes one needs or wants something different. This book offers a number of variants of each, for different purposes.The production values are excellent, and the photos and directions helpful.However- sometimes the photos and the directions were a bit sketchy for me. I tried and failed to do an extra-stretchy cast-on several times until I finally figured it out. To be fair, I did figure it out; it's just that the illustrations and text confused me some.I do think this is a very valuable book for any knitters who are not always pleased with the result of the standard starts and finishes.