Cast-On and Bind-Off

Casting on lays the foundation for your knitting project. Cast-on is the method by which stitches are formed that you then knit or purl to form your knitted item. Choosing the right cast-on can enhance the success of a project. For example, you might need a stretchy bind-off for some toe-up socks, or you might need to cast on stitches in the middle of a row for a buttonhole; there are definitely instances when one technique is better to use than another.

We have a great gathering of resources for you here! You’ll find great tips for socks from Karen Frisa and Kate Atherley. Check out the great tutorials by Joni Coniglio. Visit the Interweave Knitting Glossary for tons of knitting illustrations and instructions! Get our free eBook, The Essentials of Casting On and Binding Off. Also download the Knitting Cast-Ons and Bind-Offs Demystified free infographic! Before you go, check out the Interweave shop for great knitting videos, kits, books, ebooks, and magazines!