Keith Leonard – Flawless Finishing Part 2

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Flawless Finishing: Part 2 (Flawless Finishing Part 1 is helpful but not required for this class)

(Minimal Homework)

Saturday, June 1, 2-4pm

Materials:
• Darning Needle
• Scissors
• 2 colors of worsted weight yarn
• 1 pair of size US#7 OR 8 straight OR circular knitting needles
• Scrap paper
• Pen

Had fun in “flawless Finishing?” or perhaps you are a finishing pro that wants to jump to the next level in your knitwear-finishing career? In this class watch as even more magic unfolds as we bypass basic seams and jump into more complex finishing techniques. At the end of this class you will have the proficient skills to conquer the finishing techniques of any project. Learn how to set-in different types of sleeves, defeat duplicate stitch while weaving in your tails, learn how to line up horizontal stripes and more!

Skills Covered-
• Joining horizontal color stripes
• Lining up seams
• Joining raglan seams
• Proper sweater decreasing
• Sleeve increases
• Picking up stitches around a neckline
• Weaving in tails

 

 

Flawless Finishing Advanced Homework!

Materials:
• Two skeins (different colors) of worsted weight yarn
• 2 size US# 7 or 8 straight OR circular knitting needles
• One size US#4,5 OR 6 straight OR circular Knitting Needles
• Darning Needle
• Scissors
• Size G OR H Crochet Hook

HOMEWORK:

Swatches #1 AND #2: PLEASE MAKE TWO IDENTICAL SWATCHES!

Using 2 different colors of worsted weight yarn (color “A” and Color “B”) and a size US #7 OR #8 straight OR circular Knitting needle, cast on 18 stitches with color “A”. Work in Stockinette Stitch (Row #1 Knit, Row#2 Purl) as followed:

Rows 1-8 – Color “A”
Rows- 9-12- Color “B”
Rows 13-20- Color “A”

Bind off all stitches loosely!

Your swatches should like these!

Swatch #3

Using worsted weight yarn and a size US #7 OR #8 straight OR circular Knitting needle, cast on 18 stitches. Work in Stockinette Stitch (Row #1 Knit, Row#2 Purl) until piece measures 4 inches. Bind off All stitches loosely.

Please Block your Swatches:
Pin your swatches to an ironing board, towel or blocking board. Steam OR mist swatches until damp and let them dry overnight. This will make them flat and easy to work with in class!