I knew there were differences in casting on and binding off methods but I never knew how many a good resource for different types of projects, to ensure your wonderful knit work retains its shape or is enhanced at the edges. I quite enjoy this book not only is it fun to look through, it s a great reference when looking for the perfect cast on or bind off for a specific project You can look for cast ons or bind offs based on purpose durable, elastic, rolled edge, firm edge, etc or flip through a section to see all the variations of say, loop cast ons or decorative bind offs The step by step illustrations and directions are clear and easy to follow and I love the fact that it has pictures of what each CO or BO looks like as well as descriptions of the characteristics for that style of bind off or cast on It doesn t have every variation of every CO or BO, but it still has a massive amount And the book size is perfect for printing out a sheet of paper with a new CO or variation and sticking it in the back of the book no sticking out pages And maybe that makes me a big nerd, but that makes me happy. Nice reference covers all the unusual cast on s I ve used and she cross references the various names for them which makes it easy to locate them. Instructions with drawings to assist in understanding how to do the various cast ons and bind offs with pics of swatches with the completed edges. The Search For The Perfect Cast On And Bind Off Is Over Now, In One Extraordinary Book, Have At Your Fingertips Than Ways To Cast On And Than Ways To Bind Off This Beautifully Organized Treasury Is Ideal For All Skill Levels Find Each Technique Presented With Step By Step Written Instructions, Clear How To Illustrations, And A Photo Of The Finished Edge Learn The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Each Method, Including Suggestions For When To Use It Discover Workhorse And Specialty Cast Ons And Bind Offs For Colorwork, Cuffs, Ruffles, Fringe, Lace Buttonholes, And Some interesting cast ons I hadn t seen before Nice diagrams for most steps However, some of the swatches are not particularly well done, whether it s the fault of the knitter or lack of blocking, the work looks uneven and does not particularly convince me to try that particular cast on As expected, the number of different ways is greatly exaggerated.I actually don t see the point of having a book that only shows you to cast on and bind off There are reference books out there that include so much than this and give you enough variety in these two areas Maybe it s like an Alton Brown thingI find single application products less attractive than multi application ones. I have a significant amount of knitting books, including a couple casting books They were smaller books, so when this arrived, I was surprised at its size It s around the A4 size a bit wider , and I initially thought it was a waste Having read it, I changed my mind There is room for notes and it s easy to use and keep the stages distinct so you don t feel rushed A nice thing when you re learning a new technique I d definitely recommend it for a beginner knitter. I didn t so much read this as flip through it to get some ideas I found at least one bind off that I really liked The thing about knitting books for me though is I find it impossible to follow directions from pictures, I need a video or someone live in person to teach me I think I m too green of a knitter for this book to be really helpful yet, but maybe after some practice I ll come back to it and it will make sense. I used to deliberately pick projects that started small and used increases to get bigger because I hated casting on long rows I m still not super fond of casting on, but this book has shown me some cast ons that work MUCH better than the one I had learned years ago I had no idea there were so many ways to try Reviewed by deb I need a cast on cast off book in my library, and this could be a good selection Knitting Pipeline like this one better, I think I like the smaller new book better, but they are both really wonderful.
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- 160 pages
- Cast On, Bind Off
- Cap Sease
- 09 June 2018 Cap Sease