Cast On, Bind Off – Reviewed

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Title: Cast on, Bind Off – 211 Ways to Begin and End Your Knitting
Author: Cap Sease
ISBN: 978-1-60468-085-0
Publisher: Martingale
Photography Credits: Martingale and Photographer Brent Kane

This book is very detailed and provides instructions for 211 ways to begin and end you knitting. There are 163 pages in total and each cast on and bind off method discussed in the book includes coloured images and diagrams.

The first section outlines Cast On Methods.

There is a handy chart included to help you decide which method of casting on would be the most beneficial for your project. The purposes listed are:

Adding Stitches in Mid-Project
All-Around
Brioche Stitch
Corrugated Ribbing
Durable
Elastic
Firm (Non Elastic)
Garter Stitch
Hemmed Edge
Lace
Non curling Edges
Novelty Yarns
Reversible
Ribbing
Rolled Edge
Socks

There is a similar chart for Bind Offs. The purposes listed for bind offs are:

All-Around
Brioche Stitch
Buttonholes
Durable
Elastic
Firm (Non Elastic)
Joining Pieces
Lace
Novelty Yarns
Ribbing

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There is also a chart to help you pair your cast ons and bind offs to create matching edges on your project(s).

The book then goes into great detail outlining the different methods for casting on with visual examples: including Slipknots, Twist Start, Loop Cast Ons, Long-Tail Cast Ons, Knit Cast Ons, Two-Color Cast Ons, Decorative Cast Ons, Tubular Cast Ons, Provisional Cast Ons, Special Cast Ons and Sock Cast Ons.

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Followed by the different methods of Bind Offs with visual examples: Chain Bind Offs, Decorative Bind Offs, Increase Bind Offs, Special Bind Offs, Sewn Bind Offs and Tubular Bind Offs.

Here are some examples from the book (images provided by Martingale):

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This is a fantastic resource to have in your Knitting Library – with clear and precise written instructions and diagrams to instruct you on the various cast ons and bind offs.

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