Cast On, Bind Off - 211 Ways to Begin and End Your Knitting - (Softcover)

by Cap Sease
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In one extraordinary book, have at your fingertips more than 120 ways to cast on and more than 80 ways to bind off. This beautifully organized treasury is ideal for all skill levels. A terrific value!

  • Find each technique presented with step-by-step written instructions, clear how-to illustrations, and a photo of the finished edge
  • Learn the advantages and disadvantages of each method, including suggestions for when to use it
  • Discover workhorse and specialty cast ons and bind offs for colorwork, cuffs, ruffles, fringe, lace buttonholes, and more

by Cap Sease
8.375" x 10.875"
Format Description:
full color; softcover w/lay-flat binding
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Publication Date:
April 15th, 2014
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I purchased "Cast on, bind off" by Cap Sease, ISBN 978-1-60468-429-2.
The book is very good, but it contains the same photo repeated throughout page 28 to 31, and another one repeated also from 79 to 80.
How can I have a error free copy, maybe form a different edition?

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Cast On, Bind Off is an excellent reference book to have in your Knitting Library.

It includes instructions for 211 techniques and suggestions for which method you should use based on the type of project you are knitting.

Cast on, Bind Off also includes precise written instructions with colour photography to walk you through each technique.

Suggestions for pairing different bind off and cast on methods are also included - to help you achieve similar edges on your finished piece.

I think this book is an excellent resource for any Knitter's library - from beginner to advanced.
This useful and inspiring book, now available in paperback, is destined to become a frequent reference in my library.
Laurel Strand and Robin Strobel have done a fine job of drawing each procedure in a way that can be easily seen and understood. Brent Kane's photography shows every detail. And Cap herself outlines each step in clear prose.
Cap includes an extremely useful table near the front of the book which gives important traits of cast ons and bind offs (such as durability and elasticity) and then lists the names (and page numbers) of procedures which have those traits. Another table associates look-alike cast ons and bind offs to create matching edges.
I can't wait to try some of the procedures in this book, which I strongly recommend for both designers and sample knitters for publication. But any knitter would benefit from the range of techniques---many of them simple---given in this volume.
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Review from Knitting Scholar, May 2014

A reissue of the 2012 hardcover, this time in more convenient paperback! It's hard to review a book that's been around for a while-don't people already know what's in there? But that doesn't lessen the "need to know" element, and in this case ... you need to know.

Casting on and binding off your knitting ... I think we can all agree that that's important. If you don't know how to stop or start properly, it's never going to matter how perfect or beautiful the knitting in between is. Eventually, things will just unravel into a fuzzy, chaotic mess, and that'll be it.

Except ... most of us know only a few ways of starting and stopping. In fact, I'd wager that most knitters only really know one or two ways to get their stitches safely on or off their needles. Maybe three or four if they have a reference book handy. And almost everyone has a favorite, go-to method that they use for almost everything.

The beauty of this book, though, is the fact that, like so many other things with knitting, there's so much more. There are dozens of different methods. In fact, according to Cap Sease, the brilliant mind behind this collection, there are 211 of them. I'm betting that's approximately 200 more cast on/bind off methods than you were aware of.

Maybe you looked at this book when it first came out in hardcover and thought, "That looks really interesting, but..." before putting it down. Hardcover books can be expensive, after all, and heavy to lug about in a knitting bag. Which is why you NEED to know that Cast On, Bind Off is now available in paperback.

Cap Sease

Avid knitter Cap Sease has been knitting since childhood, having learned from her grandmother. She is also a weaver, quilter, and basket maker. Her love of using her hands led to a career in art conservation, working with archaeological and ethnographic objects. She has extensive experience as a conservator on archaeological excavations in the Mediterranean and Middle East. She is also a designer for the Green Mountain Spinnery and has taught workshops on various techniques.

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