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Finishing SEAMS Simple! ~ Patty Lyons

  • 03/17/2018
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Kegonsa - 2nd floor
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Description: Has the fear of finishing stopped you from knitting a sweater, or are you unhappy with your seams on accessories? Proper finishing is the difference between hand made and home made. Master the simple skills needed for the perfect finish. We will learn all the basic seaming techniques such as mattress stitch, shoulder graft and more. We’ll also look at picking up stitches horizontally, vertically and around a neck line. Don’t stop short of the perfect finish!

Skill Level: Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, know simple increases and decreases (K2tog, SSK)

Homework: Swatch # 1 & 2 : CO 28 st work in stockinette for 8”, BO

Swatch #3: CO 28 st work in stockinette for 5” ending ready for a RS row. Form crew neck as follows:

Next Row: Knit across 11 stitches. Attach a new ball of yarn, and bind off the center 6 stitches with the new yarn. Knit to the end of the row

Note: You will now be working 2 sides at once, each with a separate ball of yarn

Next Row: Purl both sides

Next Row (RS): Knit to last 4 sts on first half, k2tog, knit 2.

Next side: knit 2, ssk, knit to end.

Repeat last 2 rows 2 more times.

Knitting both sides at the same time, work even until 8”.

Bind off 8 stitches on each shoulder

Swatch #4: OPTIONAL - CO 36 stitches, work in garter (knit ever row) for 7”, BO

Tools Needed: Yarn-- Worsted or Aran weight yarn (16 – 18 st per 4 inch) light colored yarn . Small separate ball of yarn.

Needles – appropriate for yarn, a 24” circular needle 1 or 2 sizes smaller than the needle used to make swatches

Notions – scissors, tapestry needle

Materials Fee: None

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