Designing, Techniques

Channel Island Cast On and Bind Off

Hi all! Happy Friday!

I finished up my sweater design, and just in the nick of time, too! 🙂 I can’t wait for you to see it – it’ll be in the next issue of Cast On magazine, so you’ll have to wait just a little bit longer!

As part of my sweater, I used the Channel Island Cast On method, and for the neckline I really wanted the bind off to match as close as possible, so I used a Channel Island Bind Off method. It doesn’t match 100%, but it’s pretty close.

I made a video tutorial for both of these methods:

At the end of the video where I say to use a knot to end – I mean to make the knotted stitch, and not end with a yarnover.

I hope these tutorials help – it’s always a good idea to have multiple cast ons and bind offs in our knitter’s toolbox!! What do you think of these methods – have you used them before?

References:
Channel Island CO
Leslie Ann Bestor, Cast On Bind Off, pages 56-58.
Cap Sease, Cast On Bind Off, pages 42-44.

Channel Island BO
https://kelbournewoolens.com/blog/2015/8/tips-tricks-channel-island-cast-on-and-bind-off

Now that my deadline design knitting is done, I have some much-needed free time to get some other knitting done! 🙂 Like my Vitamin D cardigan… and I have a lace shawl design that I want to start on as well. So I should have some things to show you for a WiP Wednesday next week.

Until next time, Happy Knitting!

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