Full disclosure I received a free review copy of this book from Storey Publishing There are a lot of great things going for Cast On, Bind Off 54 Step by Step Methods Find the perfect start and finish for every knitting project by Leslie Ann Bestor This book is all about edges it includes 33 techniques for casting on and 21 methods for binding off The concept is that this book can serve as a one stop resource for finding the perfect c Took it out of library because didn t anticipate buying a book like this Yeah..no, won t be buying it Seen the techniques shown in other reference books that I have and free online Nice swatches, nice pictures, but when am I going to need a book to show me only how to cast In keeping with most books released by Storey, this is a practical manual for all knitters Starting and ending a knitted piece can becomplicated than the stitches that make up the bulk of it, and this manual offers advice and methods grouped by the type of item and the pattern in use, such as stretchy, double sided, tubular and so forth.I ve been a practical knitter forthan half a century, yet had not seen even half of the tricks a The first thing every new knitter must learn is how to cast on It is also the first thing they forget all that knitting and purling in between starting and finishing gets you lots of practice but you only cast on or bind of once each project I can t even begin to remember how many times I googled long tail cast on before mastering it Fast forward a bit, as an intermediate or even pretty experienced knitter you have come across quite a few different methods And there are so many metho The first thing every new knitter must learn is how to cast on It is also t This book seems easy to follow, with lots of pictures There was nothing groundbreaking in it, though I ve seen all the options in other places I ll probably get a different book for my reference library. Great reference book for any knitter I was surprised at how many I already knew Has the cast ons and bind offs separated into categories dependent on the situation e.g., stretchy, ribbed, etc , which I find very helpful T Various cast ons and bind offs organized into groups of similar styles with photo pics. Very Detailed and simple to follow Liked the graphics and chose this rating due to my previous answers I would definitely recommend to my craft friends This book in my opinion is simple and to the point. Casting On And Binding Off Are Two Basic Skills Every Beginning Knitter Must Master While There Are Literally Dozens Of Ways To Get Yarn On And Off The Needles, Most Knitters Stick With The Methods They Learned As Beginners, Missing Out On The Opportunity To Create Edges That Are Functional And Long Lasting As Well As Decorative, Adding Distinctiveness To Their Finished KnitsIn Cast On, Bind Off, Master Knitter Leslie Ann Bestor Offers A One Of A Kind Reference To ThanDifferent Ways To Begin And End A Knitting Project From The Charming Bobbles Of The Picot Approach To The Tidy, Refined Edges Of The Tubular Method For Each Method, She Provides Detailed Instructions With Step By Step Color Photography, Advice About Best Uses, And Tips For Making The Most Of The Technique S Strengths And Appropriateness At A Glance Charts Pinpoint The Right Cast On Or Bind Off For Various Types Of Knitting And Cast On Bind Off Pairs That Work Especially Well TogetherToday S Knitters Are Branching Out And Exploring New Knitting Styles From Chunky Cables To Delicate Lace And All They Are Missing Is The Perfect Cast On Or Bind Off Technique To Create Edges As Beautiful, Professional, And Functional As The Stitches That Come Between Cast On, Bind Off Is An Indispensable Tool For Every Knitting Bag A Trusted Reference That Will Ensure Each Project Is Polished And Pleasing From Start To Finish This is a great book for any knitter wanting to kick up her his routine and learn new techniques Moreover, it seems to be a great tool to start designing garments of your own.A clear must have on my knitting shelves.