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Flawless Finishing - Keith Leonard

  • 10/10/2020
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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Learn to professionally assemble your knitwear from the finishing master! In this class you will learn the tips, tricks, and secrets behind picking up stitches, weaving in your ends, and the proper use of mattress stitch to seam your prepared knitted swatches together. Be amazed as the magic unfolds and walk away with the skills to finish your knitwear professionally for years to come.

Skills Covered:

  • Joining bound off edges (Shoulder Seams)
  • Joining stockinette stitch
  • Joining reverse stockinette stitch
  • Joining and lining up garter stitch/ridges
  • Seaming vertical to horizontal seams
  • Assembling a drop shoulder
  • Picking up stitches - every which way!
  • Weaving in tails (inside seams)
 

Homework: 

Swatches 1 and 2: (Please make 2 identical swatches)

With a light colored worsted weight yarn and US # 7 or 8 knitting needle, cast on 14 stitches and work in garter stitch (knit every row) for 4 inches. Bind off all stitches.

Swatches 3 and 4: (Please make 2 identical swatches)

With a light colored worsted weight yarn and US #7 or #8 knitting needle, cast on 16 stitches and work in stockinette stitch (Row 1: Knit, Row 2: Purl) for 4 inches. Bind off all stitches.

Supplies:

  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors
  • Worsted Weight Yarn
  • 1 Pair US size 7 or 8 Straight or Circular Knitting Needles

Class fee: MKG Member = $45, Non-member = $55 

Time: 9:00am-11:30pm

*The Madison Knitters' Guild has a no refunds policy.*

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