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The Essential Guide to Finishing Handknits

with Anne Hanson
Finish any hand-knitting project with finesse. Learn the best techniques for edge finishes, weaving in ends, blocking, seaming, button and neck bands, zippers, hemming and more.

Achieve a flawless finish for your handknits alongside Knitspot owner Anne Hanson. Set yourself up for effortless finishing with proper preparation. Weave in ends the right way on textured, smooth and sheer fabrics. Choose the best blocking technique for silky results with flat edges and beautiful drape. Create smooth seams with mattress stitch, finish flat pieces with whipstitch, match patterns with the three-needle bind-off, graft invisible seams and tackle curved seams with confidence. Finish edges with beautifully balanced button and neck bands. Apply the perfect zipper by hand or with a sewing machine. Work gorgeous hems for top-down and bottom-up garments. Become an authority on finishing handknits!

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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor, designer Anne Hanson, and learn more about how you can use this class a reference tool to return to techniques you want to learn or review whenever you need!


Lesson 2. Preparing for Finishing in Your Knitting


Lesson 3. Weaving In Loose Ends


Lesson 4. Blocking


Lesson 5. Seaming


Lesson 6. Adding Button & Neck Bands


Lesson 7. Sewing In a Zipper


Lesson 8. Hemming & Securing Facings

Praise for Anne Hanson's Button Bands & Buttonholes:

"I have learned so many things in this class. These little details really make a difference in how we finish our sweaters. Anne has such a nice, soft-spoken, low-key teaching style. Everyone who knits could benefit from these wonderful and helpful hints."
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