html dir="ltr" lang="en-US" prefix="og:" > WEBS – America’s Yarn Store, Classes | Explore Western Mass
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

WEBS – America’s Yarn Store, Classes

August 16

A Cornucopia of Cast Ons and a Bevy of Bind Offs

Do you always use the same cast-on and bind-off for everything you knit? Here at WEBS, we insist that everyone know the long-tail cast-on and the traditional bind-off, but there is a world of other methods out there that can make your knitted items look very professional indeed: tubular cast-on and bind-off, knitted cast-on, cable cast-on, picot cast-on and bind-off, chained cast-on, provisional cast-on, knit 2 together bind-off, purl 2 together bind-off, I-cord bind-off, yarn-over bind-off, just to name a few. If you’d like to add more style to your knitting, come join us for this class.

For the comfort and safety of our students and teachers, students may be asked to wear a mask during in-person classes and workshops, and are available upon request.

Format: In-Person
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Instructor: Beth Altimari
Date: Wednesday, 8/16, 8/23
Time: 10:30am-1:30pm
Materials Required:

  • About 175 yards of good quality yarn (worsted or DK weight) with plain, smooth texture in a light color, rolled into 7 25-yard balls. Please do not use inexpensive yarn that splits–you will need to see your stitches and not be frustrated by a yarn that splits. Suggested yarns: Valley Yarns Northampton or Valley Yarns Valley Superwash
  • A small amount (a yard or two) of similar yarn in a different color
  • A few yards of mercerized cotton. This is to be used as stitch holders and to make provisional cast-ons
  • Needles in a size recommended by the ball band. DPNs are recommended but not required
  • Tapestry needle
  • Crochet hook in the same or similar size to the needles you are using
  • Your Knitting Tool Kit


Required Text: Cast On, Bind Off by Leslie Ann Bestor (15% discount)


  1. Using Long Tail Cast On, cast on 20 sts and work in stockinette for 4”
  2. Bind off in traditional bind-off
  3. Block your swatch and bring it to class.


When possible, please buy your materials from WEBS.

Cancellation Policy: For all classes, payment of full tuition is due at time of registration. Tuition will be refunded only if the class is canceled by WEBS. or if there is a waiting list and your spot can be filled.


August 16


WEBS Yarn Store
75 Service Center Road
Northampton, MA 01060
+ Google Map
View Venue Website