Finishing School: Cast-On / Bind-Off

Are you looking to build your skill set and elevate your knitting experience?  Then our Finishing School series is the solution you didn't know you were looking for.

The first installment of this series is our Cast-On / Bind-Off Class. While a singular cast-on and bind-off method can get you through your first few projects, there is a whole world of techniques which are suited for specific projects. For instance, a regular long-tail cast-on for the top of socks is too constricting and you want a stretchier cast-on so that they stay up on your calves without cutting off blood-flow! Stephen is here to help grow your confidence so you will be more comfortable attempting more difficult projects in the near future.  The first class will teach you three cast-on methods (German Twisted, Provisional, and Tubular) while the second class will lead you through corresponding bind-offs.

When: Wednesdays, June 13th and 20th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Required Skills: Must be comfortable knitting, purling, and long-tail cast-on

Taught Skills: German twisted cast-on, provisional cast-on, tubular cast-on, twisted rib bind-off, tubular bind-off, kitchener stitch, tidy ribbing

Homework: None for the first class, finish swatches for second class

Materials: 

  • 1 skein of either: Berroco Ultra Wool OR Malabrigo Rios OR Shepherd's Wool
  • 5 mm crochet hook
  • US 7 or US 8 needles, can be straight or circular (you will be working on two different swatches so you will need a total of two pairs of needles - one for each swatch)
  • Tapestry needles
  • Notions

Pattern: Not Applicable

Instructor: Stephen

Please note that all sales are final for classes, workshops, K2TOGs, and lectures. No exchanges or refunds can be made.