4 Ways to Cast On & Bind Off in Knitting

If casting on and binding off knitting projects sometimes throws you for a loop, you’ve come to the right place! The video we’re showcasing today by one of Craftsy’s expert knitter, Stefanie Japel, show us exactly how to work a few of the most common cast-ons and bind-offs that you’ll need in your toolkit.

This video is brought to us by knitting experts at Craftsy.com.

Watch the video below, and read on below for full instructions!

The long tail cast-on is the most common one that you’ll see. To start, wind the yarn around a needle the same amount of times as number of sts you need to cast on. Make a slip not and put it on the needle. Then, orient your hands like this, then use the right-hand needle to scoop up the stitches and place them on the needle.

The knitting on cast-on is a great one for casting stitches on in the middle of a row. Simply start with a slip knot, knit into it, and place that stitch on the needle. Repeat until you’ve got the right number.

Moving on to the stretchy cast-on. You start with a slip knot, make a backwards loop, twist it twice, and pull the top yarn through.

Now here are some bind offs. The traditional bind off is a favorite… Knit two stitches, pass the first knit stitch over the second one. Repeat across the row.

To conclude, here is how to bind off “in stitch pattern”, It’s similar to the traditional bind off, except that if you come to a purl, you purl then slip the last stitch over, if you come to a knit, you knit, then slip the last stitch over and it’s that easy. Just weave in your ends and you’re done.

This video tutorial was created by Craftsy, and features Stefanie Japel, one of the knitting experts at Craftsy.com. I encourage you to visit the website to discover various knitting patterns, kits, yarn and so much more, to help inspire your next knitting project!

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