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knitting 201: cast-on techniques

Hey knitters! Are you looking to advance your techniques and skills? Join us for a cast-on technique class to learn six different cast-on techniques that will take you far in your knitting journey!

Casting on is a basic skill every knitter needs to know in order to start any project.  There are many ways to cast-on; in this class, your instructor Mandy will demonstrate how to do six different cast-on techniques and explain the appropriate time to use each of them.

The cast-on techniques to be taught are:
- knit cast-on
- backwards loop cast-on
- cable cast-on
- German twisted cast-on
- 2 types of provisional cast-ons

This class is suitable for graduates of our Knitting 101 class, or those who have an equivalent skill level. Students must already know how to do a basic long tail cast-on.

Required Materials:
- scrap yarns for practicing cast-on techniques: light colored, worsted weight yarn in 2 different colors

Recommended Worsted Weight Yarn:
Cascade Nifty Cotton
Cascade 220
Malabrigo Rios
Berocco Vintage

Required Tools:
US 8 single point needles

Cancellation Policy:
If you are unable to attend the class, a refund will only be provided if you notify us 72 hours in advance in writing by email and there is a waitlist for the class, and we are able to fill your spot.  Otherwise, a credit for a future class will be issued.

No refunds or credits will be provided if you notify us less than 72 hours in advance. By registering for the class, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Confident Beginner
Materials Included: No
Requirements: Students must have basic knitting skills.
Instructor: Mandy Richards

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
  • Tel: 908.232.0600
  • Email:
  • 361 South Avenue E.,
  • Westfield, NJ 07090