Versatility with Cast-ons

Harry Wells

Thursday AM

We knitters all have our “go to” cast-on, the one which is automatic in our head and hands, and flows quickly. However, as our experience grows, we begin to recognize that different projects require different types of cast-ons. Some projects need stretchy cast-ons, others need a cast-on that allows knitting in two directions, and some projects gain sophistication and pizzazz by having a decorative edge cast-on. This class covers multiple cast-ons, including German Twisted, Crochet Hook Provisional, Channel Island, Tubular, Braided Two Color, Frilled, Picot, Rolled Edge, Judy’s Magic Cast-On, and a rather complex two needle cast-on excellent for when an elastic edge (like for lace or K1B) is needed. Come discover a new versatility in beginning projects!

Skill Level: Participants must be able to do long tail cast on, basic stitches like knit, purl, K2tog, SSK without assistance.

Material Fee: $3

Wells Cast on 1

Student Supplies: Worsted weight wool/wool blend yarn, in two colors. Size 7 straight needles preferable but 24” circular is okay, and DPNs Size 7, a straight needle or dpns size 3, 4, or 5, waste yarn (worsted or dk), crochet hook (size G or H), tapestry needle, small scissors.

Homework: None