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An encyclopedia of 211 ways to cast on and bind off. Needed this
From Japanese knitting book, Nordic Knitting, 7 Miraculous Techniques - ISBN 9784579111626
How To: Avoid Ladders When Knitting With Double-Pointed Needles with Stefanie Japel
Provisionally Casting On With A Crochet Hook.
Russian cast off. Great tutorial with good pictures for a stretchier cast off that looks "elegant"!
Bunny hat from itty-Bitty hat book
Eyelet Cast-On Tutorial
run out of yarn? Cast off using no extra. Good to know.