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Fearless Finishing* - IP - Summer 2024

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$140.00

Only 6 left in stock!

Fearless Finishing* - IP - Summer 2024

Only 6 left in stock!

$140.00
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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.

For the comfort and safety of our students and teachers, students may be asked to wear a mask during in person classes and workshops, and masks are available upon request.


Prerequisite:
Knitting II, or equivalent. Students must be familiar with knitting on a circular needle.
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 /

HOMEWORK:

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) Once you have received the class handout, review Before Class 1 (supplements), pages 2 and 3 of the handout. Please watch all of the videos linked on these pages.

3) We will be using the smooth side of the long-tail cast-on as the right side of our class sweater. (Note that these instructions are different from those in the book!) a) 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. b) 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.

4) 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.

5) Read chapters 1-3 in Seven Things That Can “Make or Break” a Sweater. Also, read original baby sweater pattern, pp. 78–82.

 

When possible, please buy your materials from WEBS.

Cancellation Policy: For all classes, payment of full tuition is due at time of registration. Tuition will be refunded only if the class is cancelled by WEBS, or if there is a waiting list and your spot can be filled.

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Note: If you are purchasing more than one unit of the same class, please call Customer Service with that person's name and information.

Craft
Knitting
Skill Level
Intermediate
Instructor
Erin Holman
Date Time
Date: Tuesday 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9 Time 6:00pm-8:00pm