The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Cast-On and Bind-Off Techniques

Friday, October 18, 2013

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Ann Budd

Class Fee: $125.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 22

22 Seats Available

About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.

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There are a variety of ways to cast-on and bind-off stitches, each with its own advantages. In the morning half of this one-day workshop you’ll learn at least five different cast-ons and when to use them to provide strength, elasticity, invisibility, or decoration. In the afternoon you’ll learn at least five different bind-offs and when to use them. You will use each technique in a separate swatch that you’ll keep for reference. Cast-on methods will include Long-Tail, Old Norwegian, Tubular, Provisional, Channel Island, and more as time permits. Bind-off methods will include Suspended, I-Cord, Three-Needle, Sewn, Decrease, and more as time permits.

Materials Information

Materials: One partial ball of your choice of yarn (tightly twisted wool or wool blend ecommended); knitting needles in a size appropriate for your yarn; one extra knitting needle for working the three-needle bind-off; tapestry needle.
Homework (for bind-off class only)
Knit eight swatches in stockinette stitch: Cast on 12 stitches and work in stockinette stitch until piece measures about 1½”, ending with a wrong-side (purl) row. Cut yarn, leaving a 24” tail. Place stitches on a holder.
Knit 1 swatch in k1, p1 rib: Cast on 12 stitches and work in k1, p1 rib until piece measures about 1½”. Cut yarn, leaving a 36” tail. Place stitches on a holder.

Workshop Instructor

I learned to knit in 1968 and never stopped. My first knitting design—a slipper-sock pattern—was published in the premier issue of Interweave more