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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.

PLEASE NOTE: THE WORKSHOPS WILL START AGAIN IN 2014.
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

CAST ON INFORMATION SHEET.

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

LOOK HERE FOR MANY DIFFERENT CAST ON AND BIND OFF METHODS. IMPORTANT!!

from LaurieJanesplace - KP member

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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.
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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.

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

http://knitsofacto.blogspot.com/2011/07/knitsofacto-bind-off.html

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How to cast on in the middle of a row.

You have a number of options.

knitted cast-on:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xocjmpglM1Q


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8cpc04DVIw&feature=related

cable cast on compares to knitted
cast on



cable cast-on:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9ZoV3ivcWo

backward loop cast-on:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PdY-JW-XWo

Cable cast on Firmer than knit cast on?:

NO

Stretch not for hats or sweater bottoms http://knitting.about.com/od/learntoknit/ss/
cable_cast_on.htm

Cable cast on Firmer than knit cast on:

NO
Stretch not for hats or sweater bottoms http://knitting.about.com/od/learntoknit/ss
/cable_cast_on.htm

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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.


Benefits
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.

Drawbacks

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.
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video Continental http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/cable-cast-on

English http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/cable-cast-on-english
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Channel Island Cast on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPbJGGz8k8Q&feature=related
Channel Island Cast on


Crochet Cast ON http://newstitchaday.com/crochet-cast-on/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj_1S54hbPY&feature=related
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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06w3f-P9lQE&feature=related

Eastern method of casting on in a closed tube for double knitting
Double knitting 2 socks tutorial pt 1 of 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq8DRyHy7Jw
Double knitting 2 socks tutorial pt 1 of 3

knitted bind-off: Crochet cast-on to match knitted bind-off: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhKncnlsVyk

Finger (thumb) cast on

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdd3gKIPwwI
finger cast on

http://divinedisarray.blogspot.co.uk/

Frilled Cast on http://knitting.about.com/od/castingon/ss/frilled-cast-on.htm

German Twisted Cast On
AKA
Old Norwegian cast on or
Twisted German cast on Great for sox; similar to long tail but more elastic
http://knitting.about.com/od/castingon/ss/german_twisted.htm


http://www.knittingonthenet.com/learn/tgcaston.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIXs0__P4vc&feature=related
German Twisted Cast On (version of the long tail)

Guernsey Cast ON http://newstitchaday.com/guernsey-cast-on/
VIDEO AND WRITTEN


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
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I cord Cast on
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bergensann/4142910250/

what does the cast on looks like?

http://whimsicalknittingdesigns.blogspot.com/2006/10/i-cord-cast-on.html

http://knitknitting.com/applied-i-cord-bind-off-7/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxNtbWYXrvg

http://home.comcast.net/~whimsicalknitting/ICord_Cast_On.pdf
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The bind off as well, done in I cord

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyhgyvEgsBM&feature=relmfu
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Italian cast on

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG-_DWGBK3o&feature=related
Italian cast on

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=VT_KHWDyYmY
Knitted Italian Cast On
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Judy’s Magic Cast On For toe up sox http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/FEATmagiccaston.html


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z6lemi0iIE&feature=related


Judy Becker's Magic Cast On


Knit Bind Off In Pattern

Knit cast on
AKA
Knitted cast on,
Knitting on Easy, stretchy http://knitting.about.com/od/learntoknit/ss/caston.htm



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.

PROS

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.

Cons

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.
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Emily Ocker's Cast On

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCftljy6OGw&featurerelated

For circular shawls EZ


Grandma's Favorite Bind Off (Loose Bind Off)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYMFEYvCBRE&feature=related

Grandma's Favorite Bind Off (Loose Bind Off)
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Liat's Limitless Cast-On for Two-at-a-Time ANYTHING!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCwfbiZd7dI&feature=related

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

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

Or sling shot cast on Good all purpose cast on http://knitting.about.com/od/learntoknit/ss/long_tail.htm
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http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/cast-on



LONG TAIL CAST ONS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYUOdGaQAhs&feature=related

Long-Tail Cast-On for Beginning Knitters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzzI4dofj38&feature=related
Knit Long Tail cast on onto two needles held together

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSd8kvR7rWM&feature=related
Long tail cast on tips Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-VHwBDdcZw&feature=related

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.

Benefits

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.

Drawbacks

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjugkrFMIBA&feature=related

long tail cast-on for ribbing 2

Cast on for ribbing
http://www.creativeknittingmagazine.com/newsletters.php?mode=article&article_id=2745&key=...


2 ball Long Tail Cast On http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2007/10/quicktip-improve-long-tail-cast-on-with.html

http://www.ehow.com/video_4976531_advanced-knitting-long-tail-cast.html

Long Tail Cast On Thumb method http://newstitchaday.com/how-to-knit-the-long-tail-thumb-cast-on/


video http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/long-tail-cast-on-thumb-method

http://newstitchaday.com/how-to-knit-the-long-tail-thumb-cast-on/



Knitting bind-off that matches long-tail cast Knitting bind-off that matches long-tail cast-on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX98p0Rd6lQ

Picot cast on
http://www.ehow.com/how_2044329_knit-picot-stitch.html (written)

http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DDKBOr2IMBMY video

Picot cast off http://knitting.about.com/od/learntoknit/ss/picot-bindoff.htm (written)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ovcV0a9plQ&feature=youtu.be
picot bind off Vickie Howell better than the other one


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSkVInSgC0w
(video)
Provisional Cast On way to add stitches that you'll want to knit from again http://knitting.about.com/od/castingon/ss/provisional-cast-on.htm

video http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/invisible-provisional-cast-on

Provisional Crochet Cast On http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3J-sUx_whE
provisional crochet cast on
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSwG6SJ1z2I&feature=related
Knitting Daily TV: Provisional Cast-ons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZCYXM-39qA&feature=related
How to: Provisional cast on (waste yarn method)

Extra Stretchy Cast On for Ribbing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KJSwdxdrgw&feature=related
Extra Stretchy Cast On for Ribbing
2 stitches at a time
Mittens

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTIBTm0QL6A&feature=related
Very Stretchy Cast-on SHORT VERSION



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFM73c75ZEA&feature=related
sock tops or hat cast on
Stretchy Cast On





Knitting Stretchy Bind Off
Ribbing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxKX7oPP298&feature=related

Knitting Stretchy Bind Off
Ribbing


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGHItYwr1us&feature=related
not nec ribbing
My Favorite Stretchy Bind Off

Sideways cast on http://www.leethal.net/zine/?p=1091

Russian Stretchy bind off http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Dr_ZrmZvnk

video
sewn bind off
http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/2circsocks_bindoff.htm
sewn bind off

http://www.thebestknittersguide.com/2010/05/bind-off-methods.html

Single Cast On
AKA
Backward loop
http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/cast-on


Thanks for all the great links Laurie! Here's a new favorite of mine--Tillybuddy's very stretchy rib cast on:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf8cY_djTRI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxKX7oPP298&feature=related
Knitting Stretchy Bind Off
Ribbing


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGHItYwr1us&feature=related
not nec ribbing
My Favorite Stretchy Bind Off

Two needle cast on
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrW2IKWemmY&feature=related
Cast on with two needles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhQaIckH5H0&NR=1
Casting on Over Two Needles


Tubular Cast On Used for double knitting

Really stretchy edges http://slowknits.com/2006/07/tubular_caston_without_the_was_1.html

video http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2008/11/19/learn-a-new-cast-on-tubular-c...

Turkish cast on aka Eastern cast on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP44PW1VdKU&feature=related
Turkish cast on aka Eastern cast on

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyz119fe-uc&feature=related
Turkish Cast-on for the Beginners Sock KAL Sept 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_duxc9qfwg&feature=related
Eastern (aka Turkish) Cast on


Wrap Cast On
AKA
E wrap cast on/
Single cast on/ loop cast on Easiest of all but not easy to keep tension with http://knitting.about.com/od/castingon/ss/wrap_cast_on.htm

video

LaurieJanesplace
 
Jan 15, 2015 10:05:16   #
prismaticr
 
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