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The Joy of Finishing

Instructor: Chris Bylsma       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Easy      

Description ~ The Joy of Finishing

Ok, it may not be a sexy subject, but knowing the secrets of finishing can be pretty exciting and downright empowering. Learn the joy of sleek shoulder lines, invisible seams, picking up the perfect number of stitches without counting, beautiful buttonholes, “shortening” sleeves, taming sleeveless armholes and other touches. It it’s worth knitting, it’s worth finishing beautifully—and easily.


Materials Needed ~ The Joy of Finishing

Student Supplies Needed:


  • Yarn for swatches
  • 26” or longer circular needle 2 sizes smaller than swatch needles
  • Blunt tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Varying size buttons (optiional)


Homework ~ The Joy of Finishing

Swatches 1 & 2: Cast on 30 sts and work in St st for 8” using a plain, light color yarn at 4-5 sts/inch. BO. Create a neckline on a third swatch (think of a bear-size sweater) as follows: Cast on 30 sts, work 5”, BO center 6 sts, then dec 1 st each neck edge every other row 3 times, work even until 8”. BO. Do not block swatches. (I'll have extras with me, just in case.)