Cast On, Bind Off: 54 Step-by-Step Methods

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Note: This book has been marked down to half price because it bears some minor water damage. We have checked it and all the patterns are still usable.

Learn the ins and outs of knitting a cast on and bind off for every knitting pattern.

If you're still using the cast-on and bind-off methods you learned when you began knitting, it's time to explore new possibilities!

"In the era of YouTube, how useful is a print guide to knitting cast-ons and bind-offs? Very, especially if you're designing your own knits, looking for alternate cast-ons or bind-offs to change an existing pattern, or trying to choose among a variety of options in a pattern. [Leslie Ann Bestor's] collection is comprehensive and well organized, and the directions are easy to follow."

-The Oregonian

This one-of-a-kind reference book gives you more than 50 ways to cast on and bind off your knitting. Create edges that are tighter, looser, stretchier, lacier, longer-lasting, prettier - whatever your project needs, you'll find it here.

  • Detailed instructions for each technique and step-by-step photography gives you a full understanding of the proccess so nothing is left to chance.
  • At-a-glance charts help you identify the best cast on or bind off for infinite types of knitting, as well as cast on/bind off pairs that work well together.
  • This indispensable guide will ensure that all of your knitting projects are polished and pleasing, literally, from start to finish!

"The very best knitting books are the ones that educate, inspire and open up new knitting worlds. As so it is with Cast On, Bind Off, a terrific new reference book that walks knitters through more than 50 -- I'll repeat that, because it merits it -- more than 50 ways to start and end your projects. ... And that, folks, is why every blessed one of us needs this book. Like, now. ... I've seen a number of these techniques elsewhere, but never all of them together, and absolutely never in such a clear, easy-to-use format. This is a must for any knitter's library. You'll go back to it time and again, and you'll never again have a glorious project wrecked by the wrong technique. (Anyone who's ended up with a too-tight bind off on a sweater neck knows what I'm talking about.) Buy the book. Your knitting will thank you, and you'll thank Leslie Ann Bestor for writing Cast On, Bind Off."

-The Oregonian's knitting blog,

Choose from among 33 cast ons and 21 bind offs to give your next project the perfect edge.

About the Author

Leslie Ann Bestor is the author of How to Knit and the best-selling book, Cast On, Bind Off. She is a knitting teacher and store manager at WEBS, America’s Yarn Store, and her designs have been featured in books and magazines. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

"This spiral-bound book is a gem, chock-full of techniques to improve your knitting projects from start to finish. I love the organization of the book ...In addition to the handy spiral binding - so great when you're trying to follow along - there are photos of every step of the techniques, plus photos of projects using the techniques. Paws up!"

-Austin American Statesman's knitting blog, Knittin' Kitten

Published by Storey Publishing, LLC on June 19, 2012
Spiral-bound, 216 pages, English
Dimensions 6.25" x 0.94" x 7.06"

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