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Cast On! - Useful Cast On Techniques -

  • 05/19/2018
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Fitchburg Library, 5530 Lacy Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711
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  • This class is free to current MKG members. If you need to cancel please email education@madisonknittersguild.com as soon as possible.

Registration is closed

 As the original class had a long wait list (50 people), the decision was made to initially open registration for the new session to people on the wait list.

There have been several last minute cancellations, if you are free Saturday morning, come learn about cast ons.

The class description is below.

Cast On!

Every Knitter should know a variety of cast ons. This class will put you well on your way with several cast on techniques that can be used in a variety of settings, appropriate for the very beginning knitter and the more advanced knitter looking to step outside their comfort zone.

Provisional Cast on:  useful when you want to add a border after finishing a piece or when you want to start your work and decide on a finish later. The cast on is temporary and is removed to add a border or graft two pieces of knitting together. It is often used when adding a lace border to a shawl or scarf.  In situations where you are unsure of the amount of yarn you need or when you want to add a contrasting border, provisional cast on is a handy tool. A provisional cast on also allows you to have perfect symmetry in a scarf.

Simple provisional and crochet chain provisional cast on will be covered.

Chinese Waitress Cast on:  This is a version of cable cast on.  It is very effective with 1 x 1 ribbing, casting on stitches in the middle of a row as in a thumb gusset, and for casting on large numbers of stitches.  This beautiful cast on looks the same on both sides of the knitting.

I-cord cast on:   For a neat bound edge on, for example a baby blanket, start with I-cord cast-on, use a knit-in I-cord selvage and bind off with I-cord.

Suitable for beginners, no experience necessary  

Simple Homework:  1.  Using larger double pointed needles, knit 3 stitch I-cord for 20 rows.  Cast off.  2.  With crochet hook, make a single chain of 20 stitches.  Finish off leaving a long tail and tie a knot in the end of the tail. 

Required Supplies - 1 set US size 6 - 8 knitting needles (single point or circular), 1 set US size 8 – 10 double pointed needles (should be larger than other needles), size G or larger crochet hook , Worsted or Aran weight yarn in 2 contrasting colors, paper and pen for notes.  If you happen to have a technique book with cast on instructions, you may want to bring along so that you can reference with class notes.

Instructor: Barbara Rottman
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