Thursday, October 10
Book Review : Cast On Bind Off, 54 Step-by-Step Methods
This is one of those books you want to keep by your knitting chair, or in your knitting bag all the time. Or at least whenever you need to cast on or bind off. Talk about handy!
The book is divided into 2 main sections, obviously: Cast ons and Bind offs. From there, it's broken down into types of cast ons or bind offs. Need something stretchy? Flip to the stretchy cast ons and you'll have several to choose from. Want details on an i-cord bind off? Check out the decorative bind offs chapter and you're set.
If you're a visual learner, like me, you'll love the photographs of each step in the process. And the clear, bullet-point type instructions are easy to follow. There is a picture of the front and back of each cast on and each bind off, and most of the time a view of it on edge.
Inside the front cover are all the cast ons included in the book and the page number where you can find them. The back cover has all of the bind offs and where to find them.
And the last great thing about this book is it's size. It's small. Not too small, where you can't quite see the photos, but not too big to tuck into your knitting bag. And the spiral binding makes sure you can lay it flat and work without the pages flipping over.
So, if you're looking to enlarge your repertoire of cast ons and/or bind offs, you'll enjoy this handy little book!