How many different cast ons and bind offs do you regularly use? If you’re like me, not very many. There are probably three or four cast ons I ever use, and I almost always use the standard bind off or grafting to get my stitches off the needle.
But there are many, many, many more ways to go about starting and stopping our knitting than most of us know. Cap Sease knows. She’s collected more than 200 different ways to cast on and bind off in her appropriately titled book Cast On, Bind Off (link to my review at About).
I found this book much more inspiring than I thought I would; I really want to try some of these different methods and see if I like them better than the more traditional ones I use.
Want to win a copy? Let me know your favorite cast on or bind off method in the comments below by the end of the day next Sunday (Sept. 23). I’ll pick a winner at random on Monday. Good luck!