Finishing with Excellence Class

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Location: Online via Zoom (Note: class will be recorded and each student will be provided with a link to the recording.  We keep our class recordings for three months from the date of the recording, please plan accordingly.)

Instructor: Paula Koerner

Cost: $75 per student plus class supplies

Number of Sessions: 1

Date(s): Saturday, June 19th, 9am-4pm MT

Class Description: In this class we will cover all techniques needed to complete finishing on most knitting projects.

Prerequisite skills:  In order for to feel comfortable in this class, students should know how to cast on, bind off, knit, purl, increase, decrease, read basic knitting instructions and have completed a few projects.

Materials Needed:

1 skein of Cascade 220 in a light color (not heathered or variegated)

Locking Stitch Markers

Chibi Yellow Tapestry Needle Set

Soak

Class Outcomes: Class will cover how to properly weave in ends in garter, stockinette, and two kinds of ribbing so that they are completely hidden.  Students will learn how to seam using mattress stitch in both stockinette and garter stitch: stitch to stitch, row to row, and stitch to row.  Students will also learn Three Needle Bind Off and Kitchener Stitch.  We will finish the day with demonstrations and discussions on blocking.  Students will leave feeling confident in their new skills and be ready to try projects that require seaming and more advanced finishing techniques.

Homework: This class will require students to knit multiple swatches ahead of time so that they can practice the skills in class.  

Knit and block the following swatches with a size 7 or 8 needle

  • 4 swatches: Cast on 30 stitches, knit 4" in stockinette stitch and bind off
  • 4 swatches: Cast on 30 stitches, knit 4" in garter stitch and bind off
  • 1 swatch: Cast on 20 stitches, knit 2x2 rib for 3" and bind off all stitches in pattern
  • 1 swatch: Cast on 20 stitches knit 1x1 rib for 3" and bind off all stitches in pattern
  • 4 swatches: Cast on 30 stitches knit 6 rows in stockinette stitch (ending with a purl row), cut yarn leaving a long tail, place on stitch holder

Bring the following to class : 

  • Homework swatches knit up in worsted weight wool yarn in a solid (not heathered) light color that is smooth in texture, for best results avoid acrylic yarn. We recommend Cascade 220.
  • Bring the needles you used to knit your swatches and bring an extra set of single points and a set of double pointed needles in the same size you used.
  • Worsted weight yarn in contrasting color with a smooth texture about 15 yards
  • Chibi tapestry needle set in yellow only
  • Locking stitch markers
  • Scissors
  • Pen or Pencil for note taking
Finishing with Excellence Class
Finishing with Excellence Class