Super Star Knit Wear Designer Alana Dakos will be teaching two sessions of her Sweater Finishing Techniques class.
Master new techniques to finish your sweaters like a pro! Alana will guide you through the process of creating perfect invisible seams using the kitchener stitch and mattress stitch. Learn the best way to pick up stitches accurately, connect shoulder seams with a 3-needle bind off, and to correctly weave in yarn tails and block your finished project.All of these techniques are featured in Alana’s books Botanical Knits and Botanical Knits 2.Materials:Tapestry needleWorsted weight yarn3 double pointed needles1 pair of straight knitting needles in size US 8.Knitting Homework:(Make 2) With worsted weight yarn and a size 8 needle, CO 18 sts. Work 12 rows in St st, 12 rows in Rev St st and then 12 rows in St st. Slide all stitches to a stitch holder to be worked later. Cut yarn leaving a long tail. Repeat for second swatch.(Make 2) With worsted weight yarn and a size 8 needle, CO 18 sts. Work 24 rows in St st. Slide all stitches to a stitch holder to be worked later. Cut yarn leaving a long tail. Repeat for second swatch.Please block all swatches before class.