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Learn the Channel Island Cast On

Learn how to start your knitting projects with a Channel Island Cast On and add decorative, elastic edges to sweaters and socks.

| August 31, 2012

Expand your knitting repertoire and thumb through Leslie Ann Bestor’s Cast On, Bind Off (Storey Publishing, 2012). This one-of-a-kind reference teaches how to choose — and execute — the most appropriate, functional and effective means of creating professional and beautiful edges for any number of knitting projects. Start with this Channel Island Cast On and marvel at the decorative, long-lasting and strong, elastic edge it produces. This excerpt is taken from the chapter “Stretchy Cast Ons.” 

You can purchase this book from the MOTHER EARTH NEWS store: Cast On, Bind Off.

Channel Island Cast On

a.k.a. Knotted

This cast on produces a strong, elastic edge with a series of bumps or knots, almost like picots. The flexibility makes it suited for top-down socks, while the decorative edge adds a nice bit of interest to edges of garments. Knitted ganseys often use this cast on, and because it is made with an extra strand of yarn, it holds up well. This technique makes an even number of stitches.



Characteristics

• Decorative edge
• Stretchy edge
• Strong and long-wearing edge

Good for

• Bottom edge of sweaters
• Cuffs
• Gansey sweaters






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