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Cast On, Bind Off: 211 Ways to Begin and End Your Knitting [Kindle Edition]

Cap Sease
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The search for the perfect cast on and bind off is over! Now, in one extraordinary book, have at your fingertips more than 120 ways to cast on and more than 80 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 more

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About the Author

Cap Sease is a weaver, quilter, and basket maker as well as a successful knitter.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10582 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Martingale; Spi edition (21 Aug. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BGHS0I0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #285,573 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not so informative as expected 29 May 2013
By Gabra
Format:Hardcover-spiral|Verified Purchase
The title promises 211 ways to begin and end your project. I ordered the book since I wanted to have all in one place but I found out that I am often unable to work following instructions in this book and I rather go back to my notes and web sources.
What I don't like about this book:
- step-by-step drawings have no arrows to show direction of movements. You cannot guess what to do just following the pictures. You have to read and the text as well, every time, and it is slow.
- I would prefer much deeper information about the individual COs and BOs. I wish the book included at least the "right" side and "wrong" side photos. It includes only the "right" side view. For example, if I use my favorite CO with stockinette, it curls more if I CO and purl the first row (WS) than if I CO and knit the first row (RS).

I like the three tables at the beginning of the book. What I miss are the page references. Let's say I search for a CO that prevents curling. The table offers several ones but I have to look them up in the index at the end of the book to get their page numbers.

I am not an experienced knitter but I really like to know how things work and I enjoy books that are well organized and are written by authors who have lots to say about the subject, technically. And if the book is to be an overview, a time-saver, then it should have really clear step-by-step drawings, be smaller in size and if spiral-bound then better quality so that you can turn pages easily. The layout could be more compact to save pages and arranged so that even if the book was smaller the drawings remained the same size.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Kristin TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This really shows you a load of differnt ways of casting on and off. I have found this vital to exoand my repertoire for less stretchy wools, circular knitting etc. this book certainly does the job of explaining all your options very well. They are all shown in pictures and are very easy for a beginner to pick up, even if you leave off some of the more complex ones for a year or so. If you have ever finished a jumper and found it unwearable as the neck or bottom is too tight, then you need a book like this, and it is the best I have found so far. However, it doesnt inspire you beyond the basics much in the same way as Nicky Epsteins books on decorative edgings, and I wouldve liked an easier way of searching for edgings by flexibility etc, hence the four stars.

In summary, a good solid book for an essential oart of the knitting process which is so often left out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for every knitters bookshelf 17 Aug. 2014
By Cara
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book was recommended through an online class I took and it's a must have for any knitters bookshelf. Ive had it for less than a week and already used it twice.

The book is split into 2 sections; cast on and bind off, which is further split into different groups of these methods such as long-tail cast ons, decorative cast ons, sock cast ons etc.

Each method is given the most common name for it, with further familiar names in italics below. They are well described with good illustrations and the author also gives suggestions for when you should use them and also provides the matching bind off.

I'm sure I'll be using it for many years to come.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars knitting ends 24 May 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I am an experienced knitter, but always open to new ideas. This book has given me LOADS of ideas !Well described, and clear instructions
I'm really pleased with it, and would recommend to any knitter, both beginner and experienced.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for knitting fanatics 22 Mar. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Great book giving clear instructions and reasons for using different cast-ons. I have several other books about cast-ons, but this one is he best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting. 1 Feb. 2014
By K. A. Newton TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I know and use about 6 different cast ons. and about the same on my knitting machines but this book really opened my eyes.

There are good clear illustrations.

I have looked at this book on an e-reader and my Kindle Fire and I have to say the pictures and illustrations are clearer on the Kindle Fire.

It showed a Picot hem but not the one I learnt on my knitting machine and do on my hand knitting - with a thinner yarn the same colour as the main yarn on the back of the picot hem. This means the picot hem does not kink upwards at front or back.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good reference book 12 Dec. 2014
By JuditH
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Seems very comprehensive.... A cable-rib cast-on for a 3*3 rib is already improving my finish!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A real 'must have' book 13 Mar. 2014
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I think this book will be the new bible for all knitters. It explains the steps in a no nonsense manner and provides pictures too for extra clarification. I love it. Money well spent.
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