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Professional Finishing Techniques (Hand Knitting)

Four Lesson Course by Arenda Holladay (originally developed by Dixie Berryman).
Garment "finishing” is the mark of a good knitter and a quality garment. Learn scores of hints and tips while you work with a number of finishing techniques. The techniques covered in this course are the same ones tested in Level 2 of the Masters Program.

Topics include:

  • Planning for finishing
  • Seams: vertical seams for different stitch patterns, horizontal seams, stair step seams, combined, Kitchener stitch and three-needle bind off.
  • Bands: picking up stitches on a vertical edge, picking up stitches on a horizontal edge, picking up stitches on a curved edge, and ratios for picking up stitches.
  • Buttonholes: how to space buttonholes, and working eyelet, horizontal and vertical buttonholes.

Each lesson includes a reference section and instructions for sample swatches which illustrate the techniques covered in the lesson. A sweater is required for the fourth lesson to demonstrate that the knitter can apply the skills learned in the course. A pattern is provided for a doll sweater but any sweater which meets the criteria may be submitted.

(As long as the current instructor is in place, there is no time limit to complete the course.)

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