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#60 Cast on and cast off information - please read
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#20/14- WORKSHOP HAPPENINGS - all sorts of information on casting and and casting off- the workshop section is glad to share this information with KP Members. It is worth a read.

We will start it off with my Stashbuster sweater and you will have a choice of two different projects using my method rather than a specific pattern. I hope you will join me! Designer1234


This information was posted on the information page of the Workshop section and was given to us by a member Lauriejanesplace


from LaurieJanesplace - KP member


There is a "better" cast on for every type of project
including ribbing if someone really wants better -
match your cast on to the project.

Backwards Loop Cast-On
This is a very simple cast-on (it's also called the
Child's Cast-On, used for teaching children how
to knit), and, while it doesn't leave the sturdiest
or nicest edge (which is why I don't use it all the
time), it does have one key factor going for it:
it only uses one strand of yarn.

This means that you can use it to ADD 5 or 8
more stitches to your cast-on using just your
working yarn without having to rip the whole
thing out and measure out more tail.

[/u]Best garter stitch bind off –
ever [/u]

How to cast on in the middle of a row.

You have a number of options.

knitted cast-on:

cable cast on compares to knitted
cast on

cable cast-on:

backward loop cast-on:

Cable cast on Firmer than knit cast on?:


Stretch not for hats or sweater bottoms

Cable cast on Firmer than knit cast on:

Stretch not for hats or sweater bottoms

Cable cast on matches Traditional bind off

The edge of this cast on will always look and
remain firm. The first row worked after the
cast on is a right side row.

Can be used for casting on stitches with
work in progress

a.Can be used for some button holes

b.Works well with dense stitch patterns that
don’t have much stretch

c.Creates an edge with a neat uniform
appearance when executed with even tension

d.Works well with all weights of yarn
Can be used for all cast on edges: be
careful not to work to tightly.


a.Cast on is not very elastic and tends to be firm
and dense – but that may be desirable.

b.Easy to work cast on too tightly

c.Edge of cast on will be tight, but the stitches on the needle will appear loose. Knit into back of stitch to tighten on next row.

d.Cast-on edge, followed by stockinette stitch, will not lie flat: it will roll toward the knit side.

video Continental

Channel Island Cast on
Channel Island Cast on

Crochet Cast ON
crochet cast on – loose – not very stable (may be used for provisional cast on)

Eastern method of casting on in a closed tube for double knitting

Eastern method of casting on in a closed tube for double knitting
Double knitting 2 socks tutorial pt 1 of 3
Double knitting 2 socks tutorial pt 1 of 3

knitted bind-off: Crochet cast-on to match knitted bind-off:

Finger (thumb) cast on
finger cast on

Frilled Cast on

German Twisted Cast On
Old Norwegian cast on or
Twisted German cast on Great for sox; similar to long tail but more elastic
German Twisted Cast On (version of the long tail)

Guernsey Cast ON

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the guernsey cast on. This method of starting a project is a decorative cast on traditionally used when making Guernsey sweaters. It consists of a series of knots connected by short strands of yarn that make small eyelets along the edge of your work
I cord Cast on

what does the cast on looks like?
The bind off as well, done in I cord
Italian cast on
Italian cast on
Knitted Italian Cast On
Judy’s Magic Cast On For toe up sox

Judy Becker's Magic Cast On

Knit Bind Off In Pattern

Knit cast on
Knitted cast on,
Knitting on Easy, stretchy

Knitted-on Cast On

This is a very common cast on because it feels like normal knitting. It varies just slightly from the cable cast on but the effect is quite different. The looser edge created at the bottom sometimes gets slightly distorted near the edges where the seams are put toether. The traditional bind off is the best match.


a.Easy to remember

b.Can be used to start any project, or to add stitches with knitting in progress

c.Fairly elastic; size of stitches can be controlled easily.

d.Works well with all weights of yarn.

e.Both sides look exactly the same, so it doesn’t matter what row you work first when beginning to knit.


a.Can stretch our of shape easily if done too loosely.

b.First row of knitting will look loose and appear to have holes.
Knit into the back of the stitches (on the first row worked after cast on only) to tighten them up and close the holes.

c.Cast on edge tends to be loose and can snag easily or pull out of shape. Cast on with a smaller needle to eliminate this problem.

d.Cast on edge, followed by stockinette stitch, will not lie flat; it will roll toward the knit side.

Emily Ocker's Cast On

For circular shawls EZ

Grandma's Favorite Bind Off (Loose Bind Off)

Grandma's Favorite Bind Off (Loose Bind Off)
Liat's Limitless Cast-On for Two-at-a-Time ANYTHING!

Liat's Limitless Cast-On for Two-at-a-Time ANYTHING!

Long Tail Cast on
Double cast on/
Continental cast on/
Sling shot/
Two strand/
Y cast on

Or sling shot cast on Good all purpose cast on


Long-Tail Cast-On for Beginning Knitters
Knit Long Tail cast on onto two needles held together
Long tail cast on tips Part 1

Long Tail cast on tips Part 2

Long tail Cast on or Sling shot cast on

This is the most common and versatile (useful) cast on used by knitsters

The result is a nice looking edge if the cast on row is used as the right side and the first row worked is a wrong-side row. For a bind off that matches use traditional bind off.


a.Can be used to start virtually any knitting project.

b.Easy to execute, but tension must be controlled.

c.Two ways to work cast on: slingshot method and thumb method.

d.Works well with all weights of yarn.


a.Requires long enough tail to work the cast on: if you run out you have to start over

b.Correct placement of the yarn in your fingers is essential.

c.Easy to work this cast on too tightly.

d.Cast on edge, followed by stockinette stitch, will not lie flat; it roll toward the knit side.

long tail cast-on for ribbing 2

long tail cast-on for ribbing 2

Cast on for ribbing

2 ball Long Tail Cast On

Long Tail Cast On Thumb method


Knitting bind-off that matches long-tail cast Knitting bind-off that matches long-tail cast-on:

Picot cast on (written) video

Picot cast off (written)
picot bind off Vickie Howell better than the other one
Provisional Cast On way to add stitches that you'll want to knit from again


Provisional Crochet Cast On
provisional crochet cast on
Knitting Daily TV: Provisional Cast-ons
How to: Provisional cast on (waste yarn method)

Extra Stretchy Cast On for Ribbing
Extra Stretchy Cast On for Ribbing
2 stitches at a time
Very Stretchy Cast-on SHORT VERSION
sock tops or hat cast on
Stretchy Cast On

Knitting Stretchy Bind Off

Knitting Stretchy Bind Off
not nec ribbing
My Favorite Stretchy Bind Off

Sideways cast on

Russian Stretchy bind off

sewn bind off
sewn bind off

Single Cast On
Backward loop

Thanks for all the great links Laurie! Here's a new favorite of mine--Tillybuddy's very stretchy rib cast on:
Knitting Stretchy Bind Off
not nec ribbing
My Favorite Stretchy Bind Off

Two needle cast on
Cast on with two needles
Casting on Over Two Needles

Tubular Cast On Used for double knitting

Really stretchy edges


Turkish cast on aka Eastern cast on
Turkish cast on aka Eastern cast on
Turkish Cast-on for the Beginners Sock KAL Sept 2010
Eastern (aka Turkish) Cast on

Wrap Cast On
E wrap cast on/
Single cast on/ loop cast on Easiest of all but not easy to keep tension with


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