Video notes to accompany the Stretchy Beginnings & Endings class.

Twisted German Cast On

A perfect cast on for anything you pull on and off, such as socks, hats, and gloves. It is attractive, elastic, and resilient.

Jeny’s Stretchy Slipknot Cast On

An extremely stretchy cast on that is good for ribbing, but will not work well with all yarns. It also lacks the resiliency of the Twisted German Cast On.

Double Needle Cast On

Creates an extremely expandable edge. The amount of expansion can be controlled by adjusting the size of the second needle.

Jeny’s Stretchy Bind Off

A popular bind off with toe-up sock knitters that is simpler than comparable sewn bind offs, yet yields a lot of stretch.

Decrease Bind Off

There are two versions, plus a variation of these versions for a total of four different methods for an expandable decrease bind off. This bind off is a great choice for edges that require a looser bind off that will expand when blocked.

Increase Bind Off

This bind off creates a very expandable edge, that will flare. This is useful for pieces that will stretch out when blocked, such as projects worked very loosely with needles much larger than recommended for the yarn. It is also useful to bind off a folded cowl neck, flaring the edge allowing it to lie flat without rolling.

It is a variation of a standard bind off, with an extra stitch between each bound off stitch. The amount of expansion can be increased with additional extra stitches.