Name
Start to Finish: Magic of Mattress Stitch
Date
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Session Type:
2-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Beginner
Teacher:
Shaina Bilow
Category
Finishing, Knitting
Class Details:

Learn how to get a professionally finished look on your knits during this workshop. We will cover the three different types of seams you’ll encounter when you put together your pieces, plus you’ll get tons of extra tips like how to weave in tails so they don’t come loose or peek through the front of your work.

Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off

Homework:

With US 8 (5mm) knitting needle, worsted-weight yarn, make 3 (or 5) swatches as described below.


Swatch 1: Cast on 28 stitches
Row 1 (RS): knit 28.
Row 2 (WS): purl 14, knit 14.
Repeat these last 2 rows for 6” and bind off.
 
Swatch 2: Cast on 28 stitches
Row 1 (RS): knit 28.
Row 2 (WS): knit 14, purl 14.
Repeat these last 2 rows for 6” and bind off.  

If you have time and would like to save examples of the seams you’ve worked rather than pulling them out to practice other seams, make an additional 2 swatches in the same way.  
Swatch 3: Cast on 28 stitches.
Row 1 (RS): knit.
Row 2 (WS): purl.
Row 3: bind off 3 stitches, knit to the end of the row.
Row 4: purl.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until 4 sts remain, bind off. 
 

Supplies for Class:

Scissors, large-eye bent-tip tapestry needle (such a Chibi by Clover), scrap yarn in worsted weight in a contrasting color.