Matching Cast-Ons and Bind-Offs: a workshop with Ann Budd
Learn three to four interesting and elastic cast-ons and their matching bind-offs with nationally known knitwear designer Ann Budd! Armed with these techniques, you can get the same look at the cuff and toe of socks knitted from the toe up or top down, the hem and neck edges of sweaters, and the two ends of scarves.
Advanced beginner knitting skills required: Must be comfortable knitting in the round with double pointed needles or a suitable substitute.
Materials: Tightly twisted sport, DK, or worsted-weight wool yarn (you’ll use just part of a ball); a set of double-pointed needles in a size appropriate for your yarn (two circulars or the “magic loop” method can be substituted); tapestry needle.
About Ann Budd
After rejecting a career as a geologist, Ann Budd turned her focus to her passion for knitting. She worked as an editor for Interweave Press for more than 20 years and 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. Ann currently teaches knitting classes both in person and online through Zoom, and designs knitwear for her Ravelry store. Learn more at www.annbuddknits.com.