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
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.
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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