Let's Take a Deep Dive!

We all have our old favorite cast-on and bind-off methods, but there's something special about using the right one for the job. Some projects benefit from a special technique, and this exploratory workshop will take you through 50+ (and counting!) cast-on and bind-off techniques in detail. If you've ever wished you could sit down with a teacher and learn every technique imaginable, you'll love this comprehensive workshop with expert knitter, designer and author, Marie Greene of Olive Knits!

  • Video lessons to take you step by step (slowly) through each method

  • Learn when and why you might use each technique

  • Find out what makes each technique useful, and how to incorporate it into your projects

  • Lessons open weekly, and you can revisit them anytime

  • New techniques will be added to our growing list, giving you quick, reliable access to your very own library of cast-on and bind-off techniques

  • Create your own catalog of cast-on and bind-off swatches for reference

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the Workshop!

    • Why Your Cast-On and Bind-Off Matter

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Lessons 1, 2 & 3

    • BO: Binding-Off in Pattern

    • CO: Alternating Cast-On

    • CO: Long Tail Cast-On

  • 3

    Lessons 4, 5 & 6

    • CO: Braided Cast-On

    • CO: Basic Knitted Cast-On

    • BO: Basic Knitted Bind-Off

  • 4

    Lessons 7, 8 & 9

    • CO: Cable Cast-On

    • BO: Cable Bind-Off

    • CO: Two-Color Cable Cast-On

  • 5

    Lessons 10 & 11

    • CO: Channel Island (or Guernsey) Cast-On

    • BO: Channel Island Bind-Off

  • 6

    Lessons 12, 13 & 14

    • CO: i-Cord Cast-On

    • BO: i-Cord Bind-Off

    • CO: i-Cord Provisional Cast-On (Center Start)

  • 7

    Lessons 15 & 16

    • CO: Crochet Chain Cast-ON

    • BO: Crochet Bind-Off

  • 8

    Lessons 17 & 18

    • CO: Estonian Cast-On

    • BO: Estonian Bind-Off

  • 9

    Lessons 19 & 20

    • BO: EZ's Sewn Bind-Off

    • BO: Decrease Bind-Off

  • 10

    Lessons 21 & 22

    • CO: German Twisted Cast-On

    • BO: Icelandic Bind-Off

  • 11

    Lessons 23 & 24

    • CO: Half-Hitch (e-loop) Cast-On

    • BO: Half-Hitch or Stem Stitch Bind-Off

  • 12

    Lessons 25 & 26

    • CO: Italian Tubular Cast-On

    • CO: Italian Tubular Bind-Off

  • 13

    Lessons 27 & 28

    • CO: Stretchy Cast-On

    • BO: Jeny's Stretchy Bind-Off

  • 14

    Lessons 29 & 30

    • CO: Knotted Cast-On

    • BO: Knotted Bind-Off

  • 15

    Lessons 31, 32 & 33

    • CO: Picot Cast-On

    • BO: Picot Bind-Off

    • BO: One-Over-Two Bind-Off

  • 16

    Lessons 34 & 35

    • CO: Provisional Cast-On

    • BO: Provisional Bind-Off

  • 17

    Lessons 36 & 37

    • CO: Russian Cast-On

    • BO: Russian Bind-Off

  • 18

    Lessons 38 & 39

    • CO: Stranded Cast-On

    • BO: Double Stranded Bind-Off

  • 19

    Lessons 40 & 41

    • CO: Suspended Cast-On

    • BO: Suspended Bind-Off

  • 20

    Lessons 42 & 43

    • CO: Three-Color Braided Cast-On

    • BO: Multicolor Bind-Off

  • 21

    Lessons 44 & 45

    • BO: Two-Row Bind-Off

    • BO: Three-Needle Bind-Off

  • 22

    Lessons 46 & 47

    • CO: Judy's Magic Cast-On

    • CO: Turkish Cast-On

  • 23

    Lessons 48 & 49

    • CO: Two-Color Italian Cast-On

    • BO: Two-Stitch i-Cord Bind-Off

  • 24

    Lessons 50 & 51

    • CO: Waitress Cast-On

    • BO: Waitress Bind-Off

  • 25

    Lessons 52, 53, 54

    • CO: Garter Tab Cast-On

    • BO: Lori's Twisty Bind-Off

    • BO: Sheena's Stretchy Bind-Off Variation

Ready to Cast On?

Expand your skills and knit with confidence with this comprehensive workshop

Join now! $129

Instructor

Your fearless knitting guide

Author & Knitwear Designer

Marie Greene

Marie Greene is the author of Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks, Knit Shawls & Wraps in 1 Week, and Knit a Little. She is also the founder of Knit Camp, an online knitting resource community, and Olive Knits pattern design where she is known for her approachable, timeless style. Marie has taught knitting courses at festivals, shops, and events around the world; her mix of best practices and renegade hacks, along with her charming personality, make her a highly sought-after instructor.