KN11 Finishing with a Bang, Not a Whimper: Seaming Techniques with Harry Wells
Thursday, May 3, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Dining Hall
Finishing means many things in knitting, and doing it well is essential for an attractive garment outcome. A beautifully seamed garment is key. Learn various methods of seaming and weaving, including joining side seams, sleeves, ribbing, garter stitch to garter stitch, weaving two bound off edges (e.g. shoulders), vertical to horizontal (e.g. sleeve to armhole), flat seam, and making sloped shoulders with short rows and three-needle bind off. Proficiency Level: Suitable for all. Bring to Class: Completed homework, worsted weight wool/wool blend yarn in light or medium color (no dark colors), size 7 straight needles (or 24” circular) and DPN’s, scissors, locking stitch markers, waste yarn, and medium eye tapestry needle (appropriate for worsted weight yarn). Use above yarn and needles for homework swatches. Homework: All swatches are CO 16 sts and work 20 rows. Ten stockinette swatches—bind off 8 of them, leave live stitches on waste yarn for two. Two garter stitch swatches. Two 1×1 rib swatches – for these rib swatches, CO 17 sts. Block swatches.
Class Fee: $50. Materials Fee: $5.
Harry Wells is passionate about teaching and knitting. In 2010, he retired from being a university professor to pursue knitting full time. His extensive experience in classroom presentation and course preparation makes for an organized and engaging learning experience. He manages the Northcoast Knittery, a destination yarn shop in Eureka, California, and enjoys designing, including publishing patterns in magazines and on Ravelry. His design aesthetic emphasizes texture and linear flow. He designs mainly with men in mind, but his accessories almost always end up being unisex in appeal.