The Secrets of Flawless Cast-Ons Revealed! This In-Depth Video Course Guides You Through Every Step.
the one you were taught when you first learned how to knit.
You know that a cast-on is the way to get stitches on your needle so that you can start knitting.
But did you know that there are over fifty distinct cast-ons, each exactly suited to a different situation? Not only are there tons of fast, everyday cast-ons like the Long-Tail and Old Norwegian cast-ons, there are special cast-ons to
- invisibly start ribbing on mitten and sweater cuffs
- start in the center of circular projects
- match your cast-on and bind-off edges
…and much, much more!
The right cast-on makes your project look professionally hand-finished.
✓ count your stitches faster than you’ve ever done
✓ never forget how many stitches you’ve just counted
✓ cast on with perfect tension, every time
✓ make sure you never run out of tail, without wasting yarn
✓ choose the perfect cast-on to match your knitted fabric
…no question – it would be a breeze!
Introducing The Brand-New Cast-On Video Encyclopedia that will eliminate your confusion about cast-ons and turn YOU into the expert.
- See a cast-on in your pattern that you don’t know, like Tillibuddy’s Cast-On? Look it up in the front-page alphabetical index.
- Within seconds you’ll be watching a sharp, close-up video showing exactly how to do it.
- You’ll understand not only how to do it, but why you’re doing it – for example, you might use…
⁃ the Italian tubular cast-on to invisibly start ribbing, and
⁃ the Chain cast-on to perfectly match your cast-on and bind-off edges.
The average video in this course is under three minutes long.
To decide which cast-on tutorials to include, I analyzed the top 100 patterns on Ravelry and combed them for every cast-on called for. I grilled my Facebook followers about every cast-on they’e ever heard of and wanted to learn. And I pored through the best cast-on reference books to uncover anything that I’d missed.
I knitted more than a hundred swatches while putting together this course, trying to find just the cast-ons that you need to learn.
I knitted them with stockinette stitch and with ribbing. Paired them with traditional and stretchy bind-offs. Tested how easy they were to knit into.
And then I went over them all again, looking for things that might trip you up and the tips you’d need to make doing them easier.
The result: videos showing the top 38 cast-ons you need for mastery, including:
✓ Multicolor and Fair-Isle
✓ Toe-Up and Top-Down, and
There are no repeats here! Even if you’ve seen a cast-on video of mine in another KNITFreedom course, each of these videos is brand new and exclusive to this guide.
I also made sure to include cast-ons by special request, like the
- Channel Island
- Chinese Waitress
- Old Norwegian (Twisted German)
- Tillibuddy’s, and
- Turkish cast-ons
Because you won’t be able to really cast on confidently and easily until you can…
- hold your hands correctly for casting on
- correctly estimate how much tail you’ll need for a long tail cast-on
- count your stitches faster than you’ve ever done
- never forget how many stitches you’ve just counted
- make sure you never run out of tail, without wasting yarn
- rescue your cast-on if you run out of tail
- finally stop casting on too tight
- rescue and fix dropped cast-on stitches
- know which is appropriate, a long-tail or short-tail cast-on
- choose the perfect cast-on to match your knitted fabric
- cast on with perfect tension, every time
- cast on without a slipknot or remove one if you don’t like it
- perfectly match your cast-ons to your bind-offs
…And those are just the BONUS tips! Each cast-on tutorial comes with its own specific tips to help you get the technique just right.