Flexible CO and BO

Flexible Cast-Ons and Bind-Offs

Flexible cast-ons and bind-offs are crucial for socks that have to stretch over heels and neckbands that have to stretch over heads. In this class Ann will demonstrate a variety of her favorite methods starting and ending socks or the edges of sweaters, including Cable, Old Norwegian (also called German Twisted), and Invisible Rib (also called Tubular) cast-ons, as well as Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy, Sewn, Invisible Rib (also called Tubular) bind-offs.

An illustrated handout of the various techniques will be provided.


Must be comfortable knitting; familiarity with the Long Tail cast-on helpful. Homework is required.

Online: 1 hour

In-person: 3 hours