The Ultimate Guide To Knitting Cast Ons And Bind Offs

Course description

If you’ve ever wondered what the right cast on or bind off is for a specific pattern is, this is the class for you! Most people only learn one or two ways to cast on and bind off and use those for everything.

But there are tons of techniques you can use to start and finish your work, from an invisible edge on a shawl to a stretchy brim of a hat. Each one has a specific use and having the right tool for the job will make you a better knitter.

In this online video class, knitting instructor Johnny Vasquez explains it all – from the basic cast on and bind off techniques, to tips and tricks for keeping your finished edges neat. Whether you want to learn to make a simple scarf or a sock cuff with a lot of stretch, this class will prepare you for any project that comes your way!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS CLASS

  • How to make a stretchy cast on for ribbing
  • How to keep live stitches on your cast on edge
  • How to invisibly cast on for lace
  • The best cast on for teaching others to knit

SKILLS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE TAKING THIS CLASS

  • How to knit the knit stitch
  • How to knit the purl stitch
  • How to make a slip knot

MATERIALS NEEDED

  • A pair of knitting needles
  • A ball of yarn
  • A crochet hook
 

Reviews (9)

Learned a lot. Now I know how to do the cable cast on, which I've heard about. I particularly liked the Estonian cast on. Thanks for conducting this class. It was very informative!!!

by Louise Hood

Great class! Very informative. Learned a few new techniques and will add these to my knitting. Love the hands on approach, makes it much easier to learn. Thank you!

by Theresa Rogers

Another awesome class. Loved the Estonian cast on! It's great to be able to learn from all your classes. Thanks Johnny.

by Helen King

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Learned a lot. Now I know how to do the cable cast on, which I've heard about. I particularly liked the Estonian cast on. Thanks for conducting this class. It was very informative!!!

by Louise Hood

Great class! Very informative. Learned a few new techniques and will add these to my knitting. Love the hands on approach, makes it much easier to learn. Thank you!

by Theresa Rogers

Another awesome class. Loved the Estonian cast on! It's great to be able to learn from all your classes. Thanks Johnny.

by Helen King

I learned so much from this class. Your video of each cast on method was very clear and well explained. I will be taking the next class you have. Thanks!

by Xaja Mykil

Really enjoy these classes. I learn best with visual aids and hands on, so this such a great place to learn more. I'm fairly new to knitting and have been focusing more on different stitches, so this class has really expanded my total picture of making an item from start to finish. I look forward to learning more and more.

by Linda Sauermilch

Johnny is an excellent speaker and teacher. His clear step by step approach makes it easy to follow and learn. I felt as if I was in a classroom with him---but in a classroom I wouldn't have been able to watch his hands from such a superb perspective! He offered many tips and useful information about each cast on and their practical application. Excellent class! I will recommend Johnny's classes to my knitting friends!

by Gail Littlefield

I like that you talk about what applications (when to use) are good for each cast on and the description of the cast on -- durable, stretchy or not, etc. It's very good of you to provide these classes on line -- but I'm even more grateful to go back and review the material as an Academy Member! Looking forward to more things coming down the pike!

by Marilyn Kotcher

OMG, I was so impressed by the content and quality of the class. Big thanks, will recommend to others. Knitting has become my escape and I appreciate new techniques. The speed and close ups helped immensely. Plan to look up other courses!

by S Crane

I enjoyed this class. Although I already knew the majority of what was shown, it was a good review for me and I liked hearing about recommended uses for each. I did learn one new-to-me cast on, which was the Estonian. This was fun to practice, and I am looking forward to an opportunity to put my new knowledge to use. Thank you for providing these classes for us. I hope to be able to participate in others in the future.

by Leila Cross

Johnny Vasquez

Johnny Vasquez

Senior Instructor

Johnny Vasquez is the founder of Yarn Nation Media. After teaching himself to knit and crochet in 2010, Johnny started his first website to help pass his knowledge on to others. That site, New Stitch A Day, has since helped millions of people around the world take their yarn craft skills to the next level.

When he's not making videos about yarn he's working on a new business idea, watching an indie film, or planning his next travel adventure. He currently is traveling fulltime with his wife, Lacie, and their two beautiful little girls.

Course Includes

52 Videos

Course Curriculum