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Knitting Finishing

How to Graft Live Stitches to a Cast On Edge

Learn how to graft live stitches to a cast on edge with Valley Yarns Designer Kirsten Hipsky.

How to Kitchener Stitch

Learn how to Kitchener Stitch with WEBS education manager Tina McElmoyl. Kitchener stitching is a great way to invisibly graft two pieces of knitting together such as closing up the top of a top-down knitted socks pattern.

How to Block Lace Knitting with Blocking Wires

Learn how to block your knitted lace project with blocking wires in this video. Blocking is an important step in any lace project. Blocking will stretch the stitches and open up the lace pattern.

The garment featured in this video is the Shetland Trader Aestlight Shawl designed by Gudrun Johnson. It is knit in Valley Yarns Charlemont.

How to do a Bound Off Hem for Top-Down Knitting

When knitting a garment from the top down, a bound-off hem may be just the right hem if you prefer knitting to sewing. It is similar to the 3-needle bind off where you knit together the live stitches with a strand from the back of your fabric as you bind off. Note that the Bound-Off Hem will be bulkier than a sewn bind-off. Be careful to bind off loosely so your hem has enough stretch.

Sewn Hem for Top-Down Knitting

When knitting a garment from the top down, the Sewn Hem is a simple way of sewing the live stitches to the back of your fabric to create a finished looking hem. Use the Sewn Hem is quick to do and looks nearly invisible from the front of your knitting.

You'll need a tapestry needle and enough yarn to sew down your entire hem. When using the overcast stitch to sew down your live stitches, be sure to do it loose enough so there is enough flexibility in your hem.

Woven Hem for Top-Down Knitting

When knitting a garment from the top down, the Sewn Hem is a simple way of sewing the live stitches to the back of your fabric to create a finished looking hem. Use the Sewn Hem is quick to do and looks nearly invisible from the front of your knitting.

You'll need a tapestry needle and enough yarn to sew down your entire hem. When using the overcast stitch to sew down your live stitches, be sure to do it loose enough so there is enough flexibility in your hem.

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