“Cast On, Bind Off” by Cap Sease is now in paperback. It shows 211 ways to begin and end your knitting. There are 120+ cast on and 80+ bind off. Each technique produces a different edge.The construction of these techniques helps to determine which application should be used for a particular function.
The book is filled with line drawings, photographs and written instructions. There is also a chart pairing the CO and BO, creating matching edges. Most of us have only a few CO and BOs in our knitting repertoire. Tip: When working a gauge/swatch try a new CO and BO each time. The cast on includes loop, long tail, decorative, tubular, provisional and if that’s not enough special and sock techniques. Bind off includes chain, decorative, increase, special, sewn, tubular and helpful tips.
Read about the advantages and disadvantages of each technique. The correct cast on and bind off can help give your finished project a professional look.