Sweater finishing details can make or break your project. In this class, we will learn an easy and repeatable formula for picking up stitches along a vertical edge as one would for a buttonband. We will also practice simple steps for making stable buttonholes that will wear well over time. These skills can be used in the Wave of Change Jacket pattern. We will also learn the three-needle bind-off, one of my favorite methods of joining shoulder seams! As time allows, we will discuss other seaming techniques.
Recommended yarn weight for swatches: Worsted weight.
Swatch #1: Knit a swatch in stockinette stitch that is 3” wide x 6” tall. Block your swatch by laying it flat to dry. Bring your swatch to class with the rest of the skein.
Swatch #2 & 3: Knit two identical swatches. Cast on 40 stitches and knit for 3 inches in stockinette stitch. Place a lifeline in the live stitches. Do not cut yarn. Block them on the lifeline. Bring the swatches with live stitches to class.
• After knitting their class swatches, students should bring the rest of the worsted-weight skein of yarn to class.
• Circular needle size should match the recommended needles on your yarn label.
• A second circular needle, one size larger than the previous set.
• Crochet hook Size US7, 4.5mm size to pick up stitches.