FIBER FRIDAY Matching Cast Ons and Bind Offs with Ann Budd VIA ZOOM!
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FIBER FRIDAY Matching Cast Ons and Bind Offs with Ann Budd VIA ZOOM!



Learn three stable and elastic cast-ons and their matching bind-offs. These techniques will give you the same look at the cuff of socks knitted from the toe up or top down, the hem and neck edges of sweaters, the two edges of a circular cowl, and the two ends of scarves. 

Techniques include Crochet Chain Cast-On/Standard Bind-Off; Invisible (Tubular) K1, P1 Rib Cast-On/Invisible (Tubular) K1, P1 Rib Bind-Off; Channel Island Cast-On/Channel Island Bind-Off. 

An illustrated handout of the various techniques will be provided. 

If you’d like to practice the techniques demonstrated, you’ll need worsted-weight yarn, size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles, size G/6 (4.25 mm) crochet hook, tapestry needle, and three homework swatches. 

Your Zoom Link will be emailed to you the evening before class.  If you do not see it, please check your spam filter. 

THIS IS A ONE TIME LIVE ZOOM EVENT at 6 pm Eastern, 5 pm Central, 4 pm Mountain, 3 pm Pacific.  This class will be recorded and you can view it for 1 week after the event. 

The below "homework" is Optional, but you can choose to do this and knit along with Ann during the event. 

If you’d like to practice the techniques demonstrated, you’ll need worsted-weight yarn, size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles, size G/6 (4.25 mm) crochet hook, tapestry needle, and three homework swatches. 

Matching Cast-Ons and Bind-Offs Swatch Instructions 

You will need worsted-weight yarn, size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) needles, and 3 stitch holders. 

Knit a total of three (3) swatches for the bind-off techniques. 

Knit two (2) swatches in stockinette stitch: Cast on 12 stitches and work in stockinette stitch (knit right-side rows; purl wrong-side rows) until piece measures about 2” (5 cm), ending with a wrong-side (purl) row. Cut yarn, leaving a 24” (60 cm) tail, unless you plan to use contrasting yarn for the bind-off, in which case, leave just a 6” (15 cm)tail. Place stitches on a holder. 

Knit one (1) swatch in k1, p1 rib: Cast on 12 stitches and work in k1, p1 rib (be sure to start each row with k1) until piece measures about 2” (5 cm). Cut yarn, leaving a 24” (60 cm) tail, unless you plan to use contrasting yarn for the bind-off, in which case, leave just a 6” (15 cm) tail. Place stitches on a holder. 

Bring swatches, knitting needles, tapestry needle, and contrasting yarn (if desired) to class. 




Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Ann Budd
Instructor Bio: Ann Budd is an author of more than a dozen ever popular knitting books, a devoted teacher who helps other develop their own approach to knitting and designing, and is the founder of Knit for Fun Retreats. Participants in Ann's classes always leave with great tips to add to their knitting tool kit!!
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