Would you like your finished garments to have a more professional look, inside and outside? Would you like better, more perfect results from your blocking? Would you like to breeze through garment construction? Selvedges will give you all this and more. In this class you’ll learn all about selvedges and how to use them to your advantage. We’ll talk about selvedges for construction, for finishing, and for decoration. We’ll explore which selvedges to use when and where, and how and why to switch from one selvedge to another in the course of working a single garment piece. We’ll discuss how to add selvedges to a pattern, learn how to evaluate and when to modify those included in a pattern, and establish some best practices for all of your knitting projects. You’ll leave the class with a set of reference swatches that will help guide your choices as you integrate selvedges into your knitting practice.
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; have knit a whole garment; have knit a few acessories; basic finishing techniques; advanced finishing techniques; understand the structure of knitted fabric; know how to slip stitches knitwise, purlwise, and through the back loop
Supplies for Class:
Approx 75-100 yards of a smooth, light-colored DK-weight yarn that can be easily read, and the needles needed to produce a consistent and stable fabric with this yarn. Please do not bring multi-colored, hand-painted, variegated, tweed, or bouclé yarn for the class exercises, as these yarns will obscure the information the swatches are intended to convey.
Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):