Cast on the stitches and bind off the stitches

With the important first and last stitches, a piece of knitting becomes perfect, this claims Leslie Ann Bestor in your book “Hit and Drop” from Stiebner Verlag. And she is absolutely right!

She explains in pictures step by step 54 methods for perfect start and completion for knitting projects More specifically, it describes 33 methods for stitching and 21 methods for binding off.

The stop methods divided Leslie Ann Bestor into 9 parts: Basics, Stretchy, Decorative, Round, Double-sided, Multicolor, Temporary, Hose and the Möbius.

Cast on the stitches and bind off the stitches stitches

I admit, my stop method is the well-known and much used Cross stop. The Italian hose stop I just tried out for my next knitting design. This new project is knitted in Doubleface. Here more soon.

For a happy and satisfied end of each piece of knitting, only this remains Decreasing , Actually I use only the traditional decoupling and the Italian decoupling (again for my Double Face project ).

The author divides the Abkettmethoden in 4 parts: Basics, Stretchy, Decorative, Sewn.

Cast on the stitches and bind off the stitches stitches

One of my UFO is a Yoga sock , which did not fit over my foot after decapping, now I know for this project perfect stop and Abkettmethoden. Maybe my yoga socks will soon no longer be UFOs. 🙂

This book is absolutely thought out: handy format, ring binding, the subdivision into attack and binding methods and last but not least practical classification for which occasions which methods are suitable (e.g., especially ductile).

Cast on the stitches and bind off the stitches stitches
Cast on the stitches and bind off the stitches stitches

As you realize, I’m really excited about the book and would like to advise all beginners and advanced knitters to include it in theirs knitting library take. It’s worth it, especially for your soon to be perfect knitting projects! In any case, it has found its permanent place on the knit basket for me. 🙂

Cast on the stitches and bind off the stitches stitches   Cast on the stitches and bind off the stitches stitches   Leslie Ann Bestor
Hitting and binding off

216 pages, approx. 600 Fig.
Format: 17.8 x 15.6 cm
hidden spiral binding

ISBN: 978-3-8307-0926-8

Today at the World Day of the book I would like to give away a copy, which was kindly provided by Stiebner Verlag, to you. Please leave this until 30.04.15 a comment and answer the following question.

What methods do you use to knit and bind off?

I am pleased and will announce the winner on 01.05.15 here on the blog.

Your ines

Complement: Hurray, the lot is drawn. Ines won with the first comment. Please contact me to let me know your address. I’ll send you the book as soon as possible. Have fun knitting and testing the different methods of stitching and crimping.

Cast on the stitches and bind off the stitches stitches

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