Finishing Techniques Workshop
10am – 3pm
Saturday 29th February 2020
A practical workshop focusing on techniques to create professional finishes to your knitted garments
Skill Level: Basic/Intermediate
Topics to be covered
(i) Seaming knitted garments:
- 3 needle bind-off
- Sewing up using the Mattress Stitch and Back Stitch
- Crocheting together your pieces
(ii) Shaping Sleeves
- Raglan & set in sleeve techniques
(iii) Hems and Cuffs – beyond ribbing
- Turned Up hems/cuffs
- Lace and Picot hems/cuffs
- Preventing stretch in hems & cuffs
(iv) Button Holes
- Creating your button hole
- Making them look professional
Bring along a project that you would like advice on how to finish for a personal discussion with Tutor.
What do you need to bring with you?
In order for you to practice the techniques above it would be beneficial, due to time constraints, for participants to bring along several already-knitted pieces as follows:
For seaming practice:
2 knitted squares, which have been completely cast off, approx 6” x 6”
For 3 needle bind off and shoulder shaping practice
4 knitted squares, similar size to above, but they should STILL BE ON NEEDLES
For hem / cuff practice
2 more pieces of knitting in any yarn, consisting of 50 stitches x 10 rows – again, STILL ON NEEDLES
Any yarn, any needle sizes can be used for all above, this will not matter
A project of your own if you want advice on something you are already knitting.
Wool needle for seaming practice
Crochet Hook for seaming practice
A 'third' needle of same or one size smaller than those that still have knitting on them (for 3 needle bind off practice).