Finishing techniques can be a challenge for many knitters, particularly getting a neat finish on sleeves. In this class you will learn some tips for getting a neatly sewn, well-balanced sleeve set into the armhole of your sweaters and cardigans. Working alongside your tutor, you will discover two seaming techniques—one worked from the inside of the garment, one worked from the outside—that will help you to pattern match and get the curved top edge of your sleeve looking beautiful!
Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, increase/decrease, basic finishing techniques
To prepare for this class you will need to knit and bring along two sleeves ready to be set into a garment. It can be a project you are working on and are ready to sew up, or you can knit a sample incorporating the upper part of a sweater that includes the armholes and a short sleeve that includes cap shaping. The sleeves can be of any style, but the focus will be on curved set-in sleeves and raglan styles.
Notebook and pen/pencil for taking notes. You will also need a knitter's sewing needle, small sharp scissors, and leftover yarn for seaming. These should already be in your knitting kit.