Finishing Techniques 101 - In-Store Workshop
Saturday, September 18th, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Do you struggle with the techniques needed to properly finish a knitting project? If so, this is the class for you. After this hands-on workshop, you will be able to finish your projects with confidence. We will teach you the mattress switch on both garter and stockinette stitches. We will also learn about the 3 needle bind-off and kitchner stitch. You will pick up stitches on horizontal and vertical edges so you can avoid the dreaded pucker. We will even demonstrate a quick and easy technique to avoid the jog when binding off in the round. Lastly you will learn to weave in the ends of your yarn for a professional look to your knitting.
Please come to class on time with the listed supplies and, if required, completed homework.
Skill Level: You must know how to knit and purl and be a strong beginning knitter, with a few projects behind you.
Supplies: Completed homework, scissors, tapestry needle, 10 yards of the yarn in which the swatches are knit, the needles you knit the swatch in and a double pointed needle in the same size to use for the 3 needle bind off.
(Make 2) With worsted weight yarn and a size 8 needle, CO 18 sts. Work 12 rows in St st, 12 rows in Rev St st and then 12 rows in St st. Slide all stitches to a stitch holder to be worked later. Cut yarn leaving a long tail. Repeat for second swatch.
(Make 2) With worsted weight yarn and a size 8 needle, CO 18 sts. Work 24 rows in garter st. Slide all stitches to a stitch holder to be worked later. Cut yarn leaving a long tail. Repeat for second swatch.
*Please block all swatches before class.*
Please ensure the homework is completed so you may work along in the class.
Full payment is needed to reserve your space. For a refund on the class, cancellations must be made 5 days prior to the class. All refunds are given as store credit only. If we cancel the class for any reason, you will receive a full refund. Please note any supplies or homework are listed under the class description. No Monarch Rewards Points can be used towards the payment of a class.