The Finishing Series provides the knitter with discussion and demonstration of various tools and techniques for finishing projects with polished, professional results; focus is on finishing seamed garments. The series is comprised of three workshops focusing on the following areas: Blocking: preparation of knitted pieces for final construction, including blocking, sizing and care of handknit fabric and fibers. Joining: covers myriad aspects of seaming, grafting, and finished openings, as well as planning the right methods for individual projects. Embellishments: discusses add-ons such as buttonholes and bands, buttons, pockets, and edgings for knitted garments as well as picking up stitches.
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; working in the round; chart reading; have knit a whole garment
Students should bring a current finishing/seaming project such as sweater pieces, mitts, scarf, or neckwarmer to block and seam in class; please include pattern schematic. No need to block in advance; the more variety, the better. If no project is ready for finishing, participants should prepare 4 swatches that are 3-4 inches square and 2 swatches that are 21 sts wide by 1 inch long, with live sts on a holder. Tapestry needles, pins, knitting needles size 4 or 5, 100 yards of fingering yarn for practice, spare project yarn.
Supplies for Class:
Current finishing projects or swatches (see list below) swatches, blocking tools (see list below), tapestry needles, a variety of knitting needles to practice techniques, 100 yards of practice yarn, spare project yarn if using actual project pieces for class, and pattern documentation/schematic for project if applicable.
Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):