This workshop explores the best techniques for these finishings that make such a difference in our knitted garments. It covers basic manoeuvres, four or more basic edging stitch patterns, and the very best buttonholes. Participants will never again struggle with instructions to “pick up and knit 137 sts along right front” nor with the question of how to make virtually invisible buttonholes.
Workshop length: 3 hours
Beginner Intermediate and beyond
Using non-textured, light coloured yarn (worsted weight is best):
Cast on 24 sts and work 3ins in stockinette all the way to the edge; do not work selvage stitches in slip or garter.
DO EXACTLY AS WRITTEN.
Do not slip stitches and do not work short rows through the following: (you are shaping a round neck in case you wonder).
At the beginning of the next RS row bind off 6 stitches.
At the beginning of the next RS row bind off 3 stitches.
At the beginning of the next RS row bind off 2 stitches.
At the beginning of the next 3 RS rows bind off 1 stitch.
Work 8 rows straight. Then bind off all stitches.
Block swatch well.
Materials to Bring to Class:
Yarn – same weight used for homework in a contrast colour is fine,
Needles appropriate for working an edging onto the homework piece.