Matching Cast-Ons and Bind-Offs

About Matching Cast-Ons and Bind-Offs with Ann Budd

In this two-hour class you’ll learn four stable and elastic cast-ons and their matching bind-offs—Crochet Chain Cast-On/Standard Bind-Off; Channel Island Cast-On/Channel Island Bind-Off; Judy’s Magic Cast-On/Kitchener Stitch “Bind-Off; Invisible (Tubular) K1, P1 Rib Cast-On/Invisible (Tubular) K1, P1 Rib Bind-Off. These techniques will give you the same look at the two ends of scarves, the hem and neck edges of sweaters, the two edges of a circular cowl, and the toes and cuffs of socks knitted from the toe up or top down. They will also give you plenty of options the next time you cast on a project. An illustrated handout of the various techniques will be provided.

This Fiber Arts Seminar is offered as part of the 2021 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival and is limited to 20 students.

Class Materials Needed

If you’d like to practice the techniques demonstrated, you’ll need worsted-weight yarn, size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles, size G/6 (4.25 mm) crochet hook, about 24” (61 cm) of smooth cotton waste yarn, tapestry needle, and seven homework swatches.


You will need worsted-weight yarn, size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) needles, and 7 stitch holders. Knit a total of seven (7) swatches for the bind-off techniques.
Matching Cast-Ons and Bind-Offs Swatch Instructions
Knit four (4) swatches in stockinette stitch: Cast on 12 stitches and work in stockinette stitch (knit right-side rows; purl wrong-side rows) until piece measures about 2” (5 cm), ending with a wrong-side (purl) row. Cut yarn, leaving a 24” (60 cm) tail, unless you plan to use contrasting yarn for the bind-off, in which case, leave just a 6” (15 cm) tail. Place stitches on holder.
Knit three (3) swatches in k1, p1 rib: Cast on 12 stitches and work in k1, p1 rib (be sure to start each row with k1) until piece measures about 2” (5 cm). Cut yarn, leaving a 24” (60 cm) tail, unless you plan to use contrasting yarn for the bind-off, in which case, leave just a 6” (15 cm) tail. Place stitches on holder.
Bring swatches, knitting needles, tapestry needle, and contrasting yarn (if desired) to class.

Skill Level

Advanced beginner. Must know at least one way to cast on and bind off, and how to knit and purl

Thank you for your interest in this class. Unfortunately the class is full at this time. Join the waitlist to be notified if any seats become available.
Matching Cast-Ons and Bind-Offs


Single session on Thursday, April 29, at 2 pm ET | 11 am PT | 18:00 UTC.

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Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the class.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Matching Cast-Ons and Bind-Offs
Ann Budd
Ann Budd

Ann Budd

After rejecting a short career as a geologist, Ann Budd fully embraced her passion for knitting. She worked as an editor for Interweave Press for more than 20 years and is now a freelance editor, teacher, and designer. Ann has authored more than a dozen knitting books, including the popular The Knitter’s Handy Book series, Getting Started Knitting Socks, Sock Knitting Master Class, New Directions in Sock Knitting, and many of Interweave’s Style series books. 

How It Works

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