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.
- Planning for finishing
vertical seams for different stitch patterns, horizontal seams, stair
step seams, combined, Kitchener stitch and three-needle bind off.
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.
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
(As long as the current instructor is in place, there is no time limit to complete the course.)