Discover new twists on a variety of cast-ons and bind-offs with knitting author and instructor Vicki Square. You'll learn how to choose and use the best method for any project, beginning with the Norwegian long-tail, double-tail and two-color cast-ons. Then, give your projects decorative flair with the Channel Island, picot, and I-cord cast-ons. Working in the round? Vicki shares her trick for circular cast-ons with the neat loop yarn over and the lacy crochet pinhole method. For a patterned or textured project, you'll move step by step through the tubular stockinette hem, fancy Estonian fringe or picot ribbing cast-on. Ready to bind off? You'll start with the smooth sloped and stretchy yarn over methods before Vicki shares the Channel Island, picot and I-cord bind-offs. Plus, you'll get tips for creating scalloped, ruffled, seamless and circular finishes.