Learn eight of the most beautiful, and practical, cast-ons in our knitting history. From the UK, we will cover the Channel Island Cast-on, the Knotted Cast-on, and the Multi-Strand Cast-on. Included are two basic go –to cast-ons, the LongTail and Old Norwegian cast-ons, that are the basis for two decorative cast-ons from the Twined Knitting tradition in Sweden. Last, the wonderful Braided Cast-on from Finland will be taught in 3 colors! In addition, a couple bind-offs will be covered as well for you to practice on as you bind off your swatches.
Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
Skills needed: Students must be able to knit and purl.
Materials to bring: Yarn - Three colors of DK or worsted weight yarn, about 2 oz. each.
Needles - Size 7 or 8 (4.5 or 5.0 mm) needles (can be straight, dpns, or circular)
Optional: 8 hang tags to mark the different samples.
Any "homework"?: none
Class size: 20