Lorilee Beltman

New Beginnings With the Magic Cast-On

Lorilee Beltman
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 137 mins
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Meet Lorilee and start by learning what the Magic Cast-On is and why it's useful, as well as some of its most popular applications, such as toe-up socks. You'll understand the mechanics of the cast-on, no matter which style of knitting you prefer.
Now that you've used the Magic Cast-On in its most common application, you're ready to explore other ways that you can work it in projects, such as perfect hems. Lorilee shows you how to eliminate the need to tack down hems or use waste yarn by using the Magic Cast-On instead.
Find out how to use the Magic Cast-On to create the same seamless edge as a tubular cast-on, with less fuss and fewer cast-ons to memorize! Then, practice the technique on a beautiful ribbed cowl.
Now, learn to use the Magic Cast-On with two colors as you start your next project: double-knitted coasters. Lorilee also shows you how to use the Magic Cast-On to start other colorwork projects.
Stockinette can't have all the fun; the Magic Cast-On is perfect for garter stitch projects, too! Follow along as Lorilee guides you through a pair of garter-stitch fingerless mitts using the Magic Cast-On. After that, discover smart tricks for using the garter tab cast-on and more.
Finally, learn to use the Magic Cast-On in two directions for a symmetrical edge as you work your final project, an infinity cowl. After that, Lorilee shows you how to work the Magic Cast-On in all directions from the center out. You'll see how to use this versatile cast-on in a number of ways on many different projects.
6 Lessons
2  hrs 17  mins

Unlock the potential of the Magic Cast-On and discover a world of new knitting possibilities.

The Magic Cast-On isn’t just for toe-up socks! Here, designer Lorilee Beltman shows you how to use this versatile cast-on method in new, unexpected ways, from cuffs and hems to double knitting, provisional cast-ons and more. After you master the basics, practice your skills on six class projects, including a brimmed hat, infinity cowl and more.

Lorilee Beltman

Lorilee Beltman is a Craft Yarn Council certified instructor and a TNNA designer and teacher who has taught at national events around the country since 2009. It was once Lorilee opened her own knitting business, City Knitting, that she realized her passion for spreading knowledge and helping knitters past their roadblocks. You can find some of her articles in respected magazines such as Twist Collective and Interweave Knits.

Lorilee Beltman

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