We’re back! Après le déluge (or the hurricane, as it happens to be), Zontee and Michelle are back with favorite cast-ons, bind-offs, foundations, and more. Find out which cast-ons or starting chain methods are the best for your needs on this episode of YarnCraft.
We explore techniques including Judy’s Magic Cast-On, Magic Ring, Cable Cast-On, Picot Cast-On and Cast-Off, No-Chain Foundations, and more. Patty Lyons, Studio Director of the Lion Brand Yarn Studio and head of the education department, joins us to talk about all these techniques, which she teaches 3 classes about.
For additional resources, be sure to check out YouTube, as well as these two books that have come out in the last year:
- Cast On, Bind Off: 54 Step-by-Step Methods by Leslie Ann Bestor
- Cast On, Bind Off: 211 Ways to Begin and End Your Knitting by Cap Sease
For trim patterns, visit the Lion Brand StitchFinder.
Then on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, Lion Brand staff tell us what’s on their holiday yarncrafting wish list. Supplies they’re interested in include LB Collection Cashmere (what else?), LB Collection Baby Alpaca, a ball winder and yarn swift, yarn cutter pendant, and more.
In two weeks, join us for our next episode, when talk about our top one-skein projects for holiday gifts. Tell us what your favorite holiday gift patterns are. Share by leaving a message on the blog or emailing us at yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! You can also call in and leave a message at 774-452-YARN–that’s 774-452-9276.
Theme music is “Boy with a Coin” by Iron and Wine, from the PodSafe Music Network.
00:10 Intro & welcome
01:54 What’s on Zontee & Michelle’s hooks & needles
06:29 Listener call
08:14 Cast-Ons, Bind-Offs, Foundations, and Trims with Patty Lyons
24:55 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
27:45 Thanks to our guests & listeners