Online Class

The Essential Guide to Finishing Handknits


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.

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class materials, including a list of supplies, yarns and names of patterns used for demonstration
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Anne Hanson
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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!

Lesson Breakdown

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!
2. Preparing for Finishing in Your Knitting
3. Weaving In Loose Ends
4. Blocking
5. Seaming
6. Adding Button & Neck Bands
7. Sewing In a Zipper
8. Hemming & Securing Facings

Additional Supplies Needed

  • Knitting project(s) of your choice

Taught by

Anne Hanson
Anne Hanson
Anne Hanson is a lifelong knitter and the owner of Knitspot, a popular blog where she teaches and writes about knitting, spinning and design. Anne has been featured in respected magazines such as Knitty, The Knitter, Twist Collective, Sock Club and Brave New Knits. Currently she works in Ohio, where she dreamed up the popular indie yarn company, Bare Naked Wools.
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