Fearless Finishing* -  ()

Fearless Finishing*


*This class fulfills the Fearless Finishing Requirement for WEKP.

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 conquer basic invisible seaming and (if time allows) move on to seaming ribbing and garter stitch. You will learn to pick up stitches flawlessly, master the sloped bind-off, and use the 3-needle bind-off.  You will learn to make and space buttonholes, and to calculate short rows for a cute shawl collar. Come join us and get rid of those finishing phobias! Required text: Seven Things that can “Make or Break” a Sweater by Margaret E. Fisher.

Prerequisite: Knitting II, or equivalent.  Students must be familiar with knitting on a circular needle.
Skill Level:
Erin Holman
Tuesdays, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15
Time: 6:00pm–8:00pm
Materials Required:

  • Seven Things that can “Make or Break” a Sweater by Margaret E. Fisher (15% discount)
  • At least 450 yards of a superwash yarn that gives you a gauge of 4.5 sts/inch and makes a fabric you like.
  • Size US 7 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge of 4.5 sts and 6 rows = 1”)
  • Size US 5 circular needle, 24” length (or needle two sizes smaller than the one you used to get gauge)
  • Buttons to be chosen with instructor’s guidance
  • Knit and Crochet Tool Kit


  1. Knit and block a 6" x 6" stockinette swatch, changing needle size until you obtain the gauge you need  for this project. Please measure and record your swatch's gauge before and after blocking.
  2. 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. Second row (RS), work K2, then P1 K1 rib, ending with P1, K2. Work as above for one inch, ending after a wrong side row. Place on a holder. For right and left fronts, with smaller needles, CO 19. First row (WS), work P1, then K1, P1 rib, ending with P1. Second row (RS), work K1, P1 rib, ending with K1, for one inch, ending after a wrong side row. Note that this is different from the directions in the book.
  3. Cast on 25 stitches and start work on one swatch using any worsted-weight yarn of your choosing (scraps are fine, even recommended!), in stockinette, about an inch of knitting on the needles
  4. Read chapters 1-3 in Seven Things That Can “Make or Break” a Sweater

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