The Essentials of Casting-on and Binding-Off: How to Cast-On and Bind-Off Knitting

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Starting a new knitting project is so exciting! We want to grab our yarn, pattern, and needles and just go. But you may want to take a moment to consider your knitting cast-on before you start. Choosing the right cast-on can enhance the success of a project. For example, you might want a loose cast-on for a pullover sweater, the ability to keep live stitches for later with a crochet cast-on, or a decorative cast-on for a baby blanket. Whatever you're casting on, there's a technique for you in our free eBook, The Essentials of Casting-on and Binding-Off: How to Cast-On and Bind-Off Knitting. It's a must-read before casting-on.

If you're wondering how to cast-off knitting, we can help you there, too! We've got six bind-offs in the eBook, from the standard bind-off to the I-cord bind-off. If you need a knitting bind-off, it's here.

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Casting-on and binding-off are two skills that are essential for knitters to know. We hope The Essentials of Casting-on and Binding-Off: How to Cast-On and Bind-Off Knitting will help you with two of the most important parts of your knitting projects: beginning and ending.

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Learn how to cast-off six ways, including the three-needle bind-off, I-cord bind-off, and more.

Cast-On/Bind-Off Section #1: Cast-Ons

Backward Loop Cast-On: Use this one when you need to add stitches in the middle of a row, such as when you're inserting a buttonhole.

Knitted Cast-On: If you can work the knit stitch, you already know how to do this cast-on! The knitted cast-on is also great for adding stitches in the middle of a row.

Provisional Cast-On: We've got two provisional cast-on methods for you: the Crochet Chain Cast-On and the Invisible Cast-On. Both are very useful to have in your knitting tool kit.


Long-Tail Cast-On: This is probably the most used knitting cast-on. It's general purpose and provides a strong, dependable cast-on.

Cable Cast-On: If you like a pretty, sturdy cast-on, this is the one for you. And you don't have to estimate tail-length!

Old-Norwegian Cast-On: This cast on is very similar to the Long-Tail Cast-On, but it's a little looser. It's a good, all-purpose knitting cast-on.

Channel Island Cast-On: This cast on is fun to work and it leaves a little picot-like edge.

Casting on knitting techniques.

Cast-On/Bind-Off Section #2: Bind-Offs

Standard Bind-Off: This is the knitting bind-off that you probably use most often. It's a workhorse technique, but be careful not to pull too tight as you bind off your stitches.

Sewn Bind-Off: If you're wondering how to cast-off loosely, use this bind-off. It's great for shawls or toe-up socks.

Suspended Bind-Off: This bind-off is similar to the Standard Bind-Off, but it's a little stretchier.


Three-Needle Bind-Off: Use this technique when you want to join shoulder seams, or when making home décor such as pillow covers. It's a strong, durable bind-off.

Tubular Bind-Off: This is a beautiful bind-off to use when you're knitting ribbing. It's great for hats!

I-Cord Bind-Off: We love this one! It leaves a rounded, cord-like edge, which is a nice, neat finish for pockets, collars, hems, and so on.

Casting off knitting techniques.

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