Cast On, Bind Off: 54 Step-by-Step Methods; Find the perfect start and finish for every knitting project Spiral-bound – Jun 19 2012
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“Knitting teacher and fiber artist Bestor turns this deceptively simple topic into a fascinating read… This is a great reference for the knitter looking to customize her own projects, and is an ideal companion for anyone who dares to try her own hand at design.”
“In the era of YouTube, how useful is a print guide to knitting cast-ons and bind-offs? Very, especially if you’re designing your own knits, looking for alternate cast-ons or bind-offs to change an existing pattern, or trying to choose among a variety of options in a pattern. [Leslie Ann Bestor’s] collection is comprehensive and well organized, and the directions are easy to follow.”
“This spiral-bound book is a gem, chock-full of techniques to improve your knitting projects from start to finish. I love the organization of the book ...In addition to the handy spiral binding - so great when you’re trying to follow along - there are photos of every step of the techniques, plus photos of projects using the techniques. Paws up!" ― Austin American Statesman's knitting blog, Knittin' Kitten
“The very best knitting books are the ones that educate, inspire and open up new knitting worlds. As so it is with "Cast On, Bind Off," a terrific new reference book that walks knitters through more than 50 -- I'll repeat that, because it merits it -- more than 50 ways to start and end your projects. … And that, folks, is why every blessed one of us needs this book. Like, now. … I've seen a number of these techniques elsewhere, but never all of them together, and absolutely never in such a clear, easy-to-use format. This is a must for any knitter's library. You'll go back to it time and again, and you'll never again have a glorious project wrecked by the wrong technique. (Anyone who's ended up with a too-tight bind off on a sweater neck knows what I'm talking about.) Buy the book. Your knitting will thank you, and you'll thank Leslie Ann Bestor for writing "Cast On, Bind Off."” ―The Oregonian’s knitting blog, OregonLive.com
“Step-by-step instructions and accompanying close-up photographs are the perfect format for this go-to guide. You’ll be amazed at what you’ve been missing!”
From the Back Cover
If you're still using the cast-on and bind-off methods you learned when you began knitting, it's time to explore new possibilities! Leslie Ann Bestor's creative edges are just what you need to begin and end every project with flair.
Choose from among 33 cast ons and 21 bind offs to give your next project the perfect edge.
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The small size is comfortable to use and remains in place when open.
This book was a disappointment. The instructions and the photos were only "OK". The only really good thing about the book was that it was spiral bound.
If you are looking for a great book on cast on and cast off techniques, I highly recommend "Cast On, Bind Off: 211 Ways to Begin and End Your Knitting" by Cap Sease. It is a much more comprehensive and better written book with a wider array of techniques.
I borrowed this from the library, and wouldn't buy it - I am hoping that Cast On, Bind Off (211 variations) will be more inspirational.
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Every knitter needs this book! I've been knitting for years, but am guilty of using the same cast on over and over again. Read morePublished 1 month ago by H. Rycraft
Have used several new methods to widen my knowledge. Good for reference.Published 6 months ago by Lorna Zelinsky
This is an excellent book for illustrating the many variations of casting on and binding off. Also shows different methods to make the item look more attractive with the cast ons... Read morePublished on Dec 6 2013 by Ellie