Finishing Techniques for Knitwear

Staceyjoy Elkin

Taught by Staceyjoy

Staceyjoy is a lifelong knitter. She started with finger knitting as a child, and eventually owned a knit development studio for 10 years, designing thousands of stitches and silhouettes for 7th Ave. designers. She is an expert hand and machine knitter, has had her work published in books, and sells knitting patterns online. Currently, she owns RedLipstick, an affordable boutique in the charming Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook.

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Have you knit an entire sweater or other garment, and have no idea how to put it together, or finish it beautifully? This class will show you how to make sure the inside looks as great as the outside. We’ ll learn couture seaming, crab stitch for edges that stay flat and how to hide those pesky ends.

Washing and blocking will be discussed, and you’ll see some unique ways to seam and add collars and button bands. Bring your finished knitted pieces to class. You can learn even more by seeing other projects being put together.

The first class we’ll practice seaming, learn how to steam pieces pre-construction, analyze all projects, and get you set up to start crocheting your garment together.

The second class will be finishing your projects, and a show and tell of a few unusual, advanced techniques.

A familiarity with crochet is nice, but not necessary. When this class is done, you’ll know how to crochet a professional, couture seam and do crab stitch {backwards crochet!} .

Materials to bring to class:

Your finished knitted pieces of a garment
One size F crochet hook
a yarn needle
small scissors

This class, like all the rest, meets at 515 Court Street, in Carroll Gardens BK. 

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