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Fearless Finishing with Kate Atherley

This class is currently full. To be placed on the waiting list, please call Customer Service at 800-367-9327.

This workshop teaches all the key skills for assembling and finishing your knitting projects: seaming (including grafting), picking up stitches for necklines, weaving in ends, and the advantages and disadvantages of various cast-off techniques. The focus is on making finishing as quick and painless as possible, and to that end, students will learn all the cheats and shortcuts! Techniques covered include seaming (mattress stitch, invisible horizontal and vertical - to - horizontal for setting in sleeves), 3-needle bind-off and grafting; picking up stitches, weaving in ends, and joining new yarn; blocking; how to modify patterns to reduce finishing, and how to reduce your knitting stress.

Skill Level: All
Instructor: Kate Atherley
Date: Sunday, 7/20/14
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Materials Required:

  • Any projects that need finishing
  • Blunt-tipped darning needle 
  • 75-100 yards of 2 colors of a worsted weight yarn  
  • Size US 7 or 8 needles, or size to get your gauge 
  • Knitter's Tool Kit

HOMEWORK:
Prior to class, using size 7 needles (or size to get your gauge), cast on enough stitches to make a 4-inch gauge swatch in stockinette; make 2 of these.

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