Finishing Techniques Class
Take advantage of our knitting expertise and get those projects finished and looking great in time for the holidays!
From 11-2pm ( 3 hours)Even after you’ve cast off your final stitch, there are still lots of steps to completing a knit!
This workshop will cover a range of techniques so you can give your projects a professional finish.
- How to weave in ends
- Invisible seaming with mattress stitch
- How to pick up stitches for a neckline or armhole
- What ‘blocking’ is and why it’s a transformative finishing technique
All abilities are welcome, but participants must be confident with casting on/off, knit and purl.
Please can participants prepare and bring:
- Two 10cm x 10cm square swatches using a smooth DK or Aran weight yarn in
stocking stitch. Please leave the ends long, at least 20cm (don’t weave them in!)
- Two 10cm x 10cm square swatches using a smooth DK or Aran weight yarn in garter
stitch. Please leave the ends long, at least 20cm (don’t weave them in!)
- A pair of 4mm or 5mm needles (straight or circular)
- A pen.
Worksheets will be provided but you might like to make notes.
Participants are welcome to bring a project/WIP that is in need of finishing so we can discuss techniques.
Workshop will provide
- Darning needles
- Stitch markers
Sophie Heathscott (she/her) has been crafting and making all her life, from dressmaking to ceramics. She learned to knit when she was knee-high to a sheep, and after studying Design at Goldsmiths, London, she fully wove herself into the knitting world – including being a Loopette for nearly 6 years! She is passionate about how making creates community and provides a remedy for overconsumption.
A refund of payment for a class will be given for cancellations only if the spot can be filled by another student, minus a 10% admin fee. Please be considerate.
We reserve the right to cancel a class in unusual circumstances. We try to avoid this wherever possible, but sometimes it cannot be avoided. In this situation, of course, a full refund will be given.
We're sorry, but Loop cannot be financially responsible for extreme weather conditions or any other situations that are out of its' control.
If we need to cancel the class due to any unforeseen circumstances, we will of course offer you a full refund or shop credit (whatever your preference is).