In the Beginning and at the End

This meeting focused on casting on and off.

Basic methods were demonstrated: weaving cast on[video here], e-wrap cast on[video here], behind the gatepegs cast off [video here]and latch tool cast off [video here].

Other techniques were also demonstrated, including using an i-cord to cast on and off with, using lace as a starter, making a cast on rag, picot hems and frilled hems.

Kathy mentioned using a tight tuck stitch 'faux rib' as a hem, and showed some cast ons she had done earlier:

Kathy demonstrated an easy picot hem:

Bring forward the required number of needles. Push back alternate needles out of work. Cast on over the remaining needles. Knit 8 rows, then bring back the alternate needles to working position. Knit 10 rows, then hang the cast on edge to create a hem.

You can vary the number of rows, but always knit fewer on the alternate needles.


Instructions for the frilled edge are in the newsletter, as is the Solo pattern for a hip length A-line top. Click here for the newsletter.

Club members showed their knitting: