The Secrets of Flawless Cast-Ons Revealed! This In-Depth Video Course Guides You Through Every Step

Learn the Perfect Cast-On For Each Project

"If you're one of those knitters who likes to find out the best way to do things, this video series is definitely for you." -Sarah E. White, Editor of About.com Knitting Learn 50 unique ways to start your knitted projects, using stretchy cast-ons, invisible cast-ons, center-start cast-ons, and more.

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About this Class

Now imagine how much easier casting on would be if you could
✓ finally stop casting on too tight ✓ never forget how many stitches you’ve just counted, and ✓ make sure you never run out of tail, without wasting yarn
…no question - it would be a breeze!
That's where my brand-new video guide to cast-ons comes in. In 49 short and clear videos, I teach you everything you need to know to start your projects with confidence and creativity.
Discover The Proven Way To Send Your Cast-On Skills Through The Roof - Let Liat Be Your Personal Video Instructor.
Introducing The Brand-New Cast-On Video Encyclopedia that will eliminate your confusion about cast-ons and turn YOU into the expert.
  • See a cast-on in your pattern that you don't know, like Tillybuddy's Cast-On? Look it up in the front-page alphabetical index.
  • Within seconds you'll be watching a sharp, close-up video showing exactly how to do it.
  • You'll understand not only how to do it, but why you're doing it - for example, you might use...
⁃ Tillybuddy's cast-on to create a buttonhole, ⁃ the Italian tubular cast-on to invisibly start ribbing, and ⁃ the Chain cast-on to perfectly match your cast-on and bind-off edges.
Free from distractions and chatter, these videos get right to the point, so you can get right to learning.
The average video in this course is under three minutes long.
This Guide Teaches The 38 Cast-Ons You Need For Mastery To decide which cast-on tutorials to include, I analyzed the top 100 patterns on Ravelry and combed them for every cast-on called for. I grilled my Facebook followers about every cast-on they'e ever heard of and wanted to learn. And I pored through the best cast-on reference books to uncover anything that I'd missed. I knitted more than a hundred swatches while putting together this course, trying to find just the cast-ons that you need to learn. I knitted them with stockinette stitch and with ribbing. Paired them with traditional and stretchy bind-offs. Tested how easy they were to knit into. And then I went over them all again, looking for things that might trip you up and the tips you'd need to make doing them easier. The result: videos showing the top 38 cast-ons you need for mastery, including:
✓ Beginner ✓ Decorative ✓ Invisible ✓ Moebius ✓ Multicolor and Fair-Isle ✓ Ribbed ✓ Stretchy ✓ Toe-Up and Top-Down, and ✓ Two-at-a-Time
There are no repeats here! Even if you've seen a cast-on video of mine in another KnitFreedom course, each of these videos is brand new and exclusiveto this guide. I also made sure to include cast-ons by special request, like the
  • Channel Island
  • Chinese Waitress
  • I-Cord
  • Latvian
  • Old Norwegian (Twisted German)
  • Tillybuddy's, and
  • Turkish cast-ons
…PLUS you'll get BONUS tips and tricks to make each cast-on perfect. Because you won't be able to really cast on confidently and easily until you can...
Master The 5 Tricks To Make Casting On Fast And Efficient
- hold your hands correctly for casting on - correctly estimate how much tail you'll need for a long tail cast-on - count your stitches faster than you've ever done - never forget how many stitches you've just counted - make sure you never run out of tail, without wasting yarn
Solve Any Cast-On Frustration That Comes Your Way
- rescue your cast-on if you run out of tail - finally stop casting on too tight - rescue and fix dropped cast-on stitches
Make Your Cast-Ons Look Perfect
- know which is appropriate, a long-tail or short-tail cast-on - choose the perfect cast-on to match your knitted fabric - cast on with perfect tension, every time - cast on without a slipknot or remove one if you don't like it - perfectly match your cast-ons to your bind-offs …And those are just the BONUS tips! Each cast-on tutorial comes with its own specific tips to help you get the technique just right.
So snag this guide TODAY and start learning the secrets of flawless cast-ons!

A Great Help For Beginners

"As a beginner in knitting I truly appreciate your Cast-Ons ebook. It's a great help and makes that part of knitting much easier to understand."
– Carol A.

Invaluable In My Knitting Library

"The bind-offs ebook is a very extensive listing and explanation for all Bindoffs- more than I knew existed! This plus the cast on ebook are invaluable in my knitting library. Both are knitter's must-haves."
– Kathleen D.

Videos Included In This Course

Watch a Sample Video from This Class

Italian Tubular (Invisible Ribbed) Cast-On for 1×1 Rib

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What Is Casting On?

Casting on is what you do when you put stitches on the needle at the beginning of your project so that you can start to knit. Most knitters know one cast-on: the one they were taught when they first learned how to knit.

The backwards-loop or child's cast-on is the famous, just-for-beginners cast-on that everybody learns right at the beginning of their knitting journey.

If this is the case with you, know that there's no reason to limit yourself to a few basic cast-ons.

Regardless of which cast-on you learned when you first started knitting, there is definitely a cast-on out there that is faster, easier, prettier or more interesting, or just better suited to your project - and that's where this book comes in.

It's time to dive in and enjoy the variety of cast-ons available to you. Learn more below.

What Is a KnitFreedom Video Knitting Course?

A KnitFreedom Video Knitting Course is just like an in-person knitting class, but better.

  • Clear, distraction-free videos of everything you need to see
  • Instructions get right to the point, so there's NO WAITING
  • Helpful text, written instructions, and illustrations to refer back to
  • Practice projects and tips to help you keep learning
  • Troubleshooting: Fix any mistake you might make - taken from REAL, in-person classes
  • Tips and tricks: learn the tips to help you knit faster, more easily, and more efficiently

You Get: A Premium Online Video Course

  • Online class works on any mobile device, including iPhone, Android, iPad, and Kindle Fire.
  • Set your own username and password to access your products at any time
  • Private "My Classes" page to track and keep all your classes in one place
  • Easily navigate even large classes with navigable sidebar Table of Contents
  • Read, watch, and enjoy your classes online from any device, at any hour of the day

Downloadable Videos for Offline Use*

  • Download course videos straight to your computer or mobile device
  • Enjoy offline video viewing for traveling or slow connections
  • Quickly scroll through videos with no buffering

A Reference PDF of the Class*

  • Download a reference PDF directly to your computer
  • Video placeholders show when to refer to your downloaded videos
  • Refer to all the text of the class without accessing the Internet
  • Save all your classes to your computer so you have them at your fingertips
  • To be used in conjunction with downloaded video files
  • An expert knitting lesson and a knitting book in one.

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What KnitFreedom Students Have to Say About This Cast-Ons Knitting Class:

I Would Always Just Start Over

You are simply amazing. In five-plus years of knitting, I have never even considered replicating a dropped cast-on stitch; I would always just start over. This video makes the actual construction of the stitch so clear and simple that all I can say is, “Why didn’t I think of that?”!

– Brian M.


Exactly What I Was Looking For

This Chinese Waitress cast on is exactly what I was searching for. And the video is so well done that my 10 yr old (we're both new knitters) did the rest of the cast-on for her new mitts herself! Your videos really are the best out there. You saved me last summer when I dropped a stitch and didn't know what on earth to do. Thanks so much!

– Calif Mom


Love The New Guide

Love the new KNITFreedom Video Guide to Cast-Ons, I have used several new ones in my knitting already! Great resource!

– Kandi C.


Enhances My Knitting

Just need to put my 2 cents in on your latest class.... Cast Ons..... love love love love love love..... you at your best! I now have the ability to pick a cast on that enhances my knitting rather than just a means to an end. Who would have ever though that casting on can be a decorative stitch! Once again I learn more following you around than in the last 10 years on my own..... keep it up and I will forever by a devoted fan!

– Aticdwelrs


Clear and Easy to Follow

Very clear, very easy to follow even for someone who is new to casting on techniques.

– Sandra (EuripidestheCat on Ravelry)


A Great Help For Beginners

As a beginner in knitting I truly appreciate your Cast-Ons ebook. It's a great help and makes that part of knitting much easier to understand.

– Carol A.


Better Than 4 Bottles of Tylenol

For less than the price of 4 bottles of extra strength Tylenol I just treated myself to the bundled package deal on Cast Ons and Bind Offs. Thank you SO much, Liat, for really thinking these tutorials through and covering all the bases so meticulously.

Truly, the cast on and the bind off are crucial points in every project, no matter how much you spend on gorgeous yarn and no matter how well you execute the rest of an intricate pattern. Casting on and binding off are like launching and landing an aircraft--- ALL important and the difference between success and failure, life or death and 4 bottles of Tylenol and hysterics or a cuppa'n'cruller to celebrate!

– kindafoggy


Invaluable In My Knitting Library

The bind-offs ebook is a very extensive listing and explanation for all Bindoffs- more than I knew existed! This plus the cast on ebook are invaluable in my knitting library. Both are knitter's must-haves.

– Kathleen D.


About This Class

I created this course in 2013 as the first online video resource to truly give knitters an easy and convenient way to master the art of the cast-on.

In talking with knitters who look for tutorials online, one thing that became very clear was that they were in serious need of a resource that would make it easy for them to know which cast-ons they could use for which projects, and how to do them correctly.

Most knitters aren’t aware that there are over 50 ways to cast on for a project, and that the cast-on you choose can mean the difference between a garment that fits perfectly and one that’s unwearable. Many knitters want to learn new cast-ons but get frustrated looking them up on YouTube.

To decide which cast-on tutorials to include, I analyzed the top 100 patterns on Ravelry and combed them for every cast-on called for. I grilled my Facebook followers about every cast-on they'e ever heard of and wanted to learn. And I pored through the best cast-on reference books to uncover anything that I'd missed.

I knitted more than a hundred swatches while putting together this course, trying to find just the cast-ons that you need to learn. I knitted them with stockinette stitch and with ribbing. Paired them with traditional and stretchy bind-offs. Tested how easy they were to knit into. And then I went over them all again, looking for things that might trip you up and the tips you'd need to make doing them easier.

The result: A clear, easy-to-follow video guide to the top 38 cast-ons you need for mastery.

Materials Needed

To learn the cast-ons in this course, all you need is some scrap yarn and a matching pair of needles.

I show all the techniques with bulky-weight yarn and US size 9 or 10½ needles, but you may have an easier time using worsted-weight yarn and US size 7 (4.5 mm) needles.

Ready to Quickly and Easily Learn Everything You Need to Know to Become a Cast-Ons Superstar?

$29.99

OR included FREE in our Premium Knitting School

To date, 1906 happy customers have purchased this Guide to Cast-Ons class.

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