Insertion of Zippers into Handknits
Saturday, March 20, 2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Session Type:
2-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Advanced Beginner
Anne Berk
Finishing, Knitting, Tips & Techniques
Class Details:

Edgings are an important design element, providing beauty and function. Learn how to pick up and knit stitches into the side of your knitting, to stablilize the edge. We will de-mystify the process of the perfect instillation of zippers into hand-knits.

Technique Requirements: Knit, purl, bind off, pick up sts, and basic skills using sewing needle and thread


Assemble supplies. If no project is ready, knit and bring to class: 2 swatches at least 3 inches wide, and 4” long, or the same length as the zipper you are bringing to class.

Supplies for Class:

Projects that are ready for edging or zippers are welcome. Bring supplies suitable for those projects. A zipper the length of your project or swatch, extra swatch yarn to use for edgings, and knitting needles 2-3 sizes smaller than used for swatch. Sewing needle, thread which matches the swatch yarn (for sewing zipper) , and sewing thread in a contrasting color (for basting), sewing pins.