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Fearless Finishing

This class is currently full.  If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Customer Service at 800-367-9327. 

If you have knitted a sweater or two, but still don’t feel in control of the finishing process, this class is for you. Working on a baby-sweater and swatches, you will learn the basics of full-fashioned shaping, blocking, and seaming stockinette and garter stitch. You will learn to pick up stitches flawlessly and to alter stair-stepped shoulder directions to short rows using the 3-needle bind-off. You will learn to make and space buttonholes. Conquer those finishing phobias!

Prerequisite: Knitting II, or equivalent
Instructor: Erin Holman

Materials Required: 

  • Seven Things that can Make or Break a Sweater by Margaret E. Fisher  (Note: this book is 15% off for students of this class. When purchasing by phone, let customer service know that it's for this class. If you are purchasing online, leave a note in the special instructions that you are also signing up for this class, and the discount will be applied by customer service.)
  • 2 skeins Cascade 220 Superwash OR 5 balls Valley Yarns Valley Superwash
  • Size US 7 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge of 4.5 sts and 6 rows = 1”)  
  • Double pointed needles size US 7 (or size needed to obtain gauge listed above)  
  • Size US 5 needles  
  • Size US 5 circular needle, 24” length  
  • Buttons to be chosen with instructor’s guidance  
  • Knitter's Tool Kit

We will be using the smooth side of the long-tail cast-on as the right side of our class sweater.

  • For back, with smaller needles, CO 45.
  • First row (WS), work P2, then K1, P1 rib, ending with K1, P2.
  • Work as above for one inch, ending after a WS row.
  • Place on holder or a piece of waste yarn.
  • For right and left fronts, (make 2), with smaller needles, CO 19.
  • First row (WS), work P1, then K1, P1 rib, ending with P1.
  • Next row, work K1, P1 rib, ending with K1, for one inch, ending after a WS row.

Date: Mondays 4/14, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12; 2014
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm


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