Cast On!

  • 11/15/2018
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Verona Public Library, 500 Silent Street, Verona, Wis.
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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.

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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  

No homework required.  

Required Supplies - 1 set US size 8 - 10 knitting needles (single point or circular), 1 set US size 6 – 9 double pointed needles (should be smaller 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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