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Advanced Fearless Finishing

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If you are ready to take the next step in finessing your finishing techniques, then forge on to pockets, zippers, steeks, facings and edging options!  We’ll experiment with these techniques using two sampler pillows and small steps towards design choices will be offered. Be prepared for homework between classes - your hard work will be rewarded when you apply these techniques to your future knitted garments for a professional-looking finish! 

Prerequisite: First Sweater and Fearless Finishing
Instructor: Annie Foley 
Date: Sundays - 6/8, 6/29, 7/27, 8/24; 2014
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Materials Required:

  • 1 skein of Valley Yarns Northampton in a light color (white, beige, yellow, pale pink, etc); this will be main color for pillows and swatches. (Light colored yarn is a MUST; you will need to be able to see and “read” your knitting in order to master some of these techniques.)   
  • 1 skein of contrasting yarn in same weight; stash yarn can be used for this.  
  • Main Needles: Knitting needles to give you gauge, 5 stitches per inch (this is a slightly tighter gauge than is usual for worsted). You may want to start with US 5s and experiment. 
  • 3 knitting needles two sizes smaller than needle you will use for main knitting  
  • Double pointed needles in both sizes (both large and small) used above   
  • Double point needles in size US 3 
  • Darning /seaming needles  
  • T-Pins
  • Sewing thread in highly contrasting color
  • 7-inch, bottom opening, zipper 
  • Button 
  • Sharp pointed scissors 
  • Your Knitter's Tool Kit

All materials for classes must be purchased at WEBS

Required Books:    
Finishing School: A Master Class for Knitters by Deborah Newton  
Cast On, Bind Off by Leslie Ann Bestor   
Recommended Books:  
The Principles of Knitting by June Hemmons Hiatt 
Knitter’s Book of Finishing Techniques by Nancie M. Wiseman 
Knitter’s Companion by Vicki Square
Advanced Fearless Finishing 
Big Book of Knitting by Katarina Buss (no longer in print, but if you have a copy it is useful)

HOMEWORK:
Knit a Gauge swatch in the following pattern: (gauge should measure 5 st /1”) 
Pattern: 
Row 1. Knit across all stitches. (Right side)
Row 2. Purl stitches across row, except for first and last 5 stitches, which are kept in garter stitch. (Wrong side) 

  • Cast on 54 stitches with main color (Color A) 
  • Purl 1 row (wrong side)  
  • Begin Pattern with Row 1 (right side) and continue in pattern with Color A
  • (Measure gauge at about 2 inches to be sure you are getting gauge)
  • Continue in pattern (Stockinette stitch with garter stitch edges) until you have complete 56 rows of Pattern Stitch
  • Bind off

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