Fundamentals to Finishing Knits

Uplift your knits from “homemade” to “hand knit” by learning fine finishing techniques to your projects, making them look better. In this skill-building course discover Holli’s favourite cast on, fully-fashioned increases and decreases, short row shoulder shaping, seams, weaving in ends, successful pick up and knit tips, buttonholes and more.

Holli Yeoh · April 20, 2022
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Elevate your knits from “homemade” to “hand knit” by learning fine finishing techniques that add a touch of sophistication and polish to your knitting projects, making them look better. In the Fundamentals to Finishing Knits skill-building course you’ll discover Holli Yeoh’s favourite cast on, fully-fashioned increases and decreases, short row shoulder shaping, seams, weaving in ends, successful pick up and knit tips, buttonholes and more. Download your workbook and come join us!

In this course you will learn:

Module 1: Fundamentals

  • Cast ons
  • Tension
  • Joining yarn
  • Selvedge stitches

Module 2: Shaping

  • Increases
  • Decreases
  • Fully fashioned shaping
  • Short rows for shoulder shaping

Module 3: Finishing

  • Bias bind off
  • Bind offs
  • Blocking
  • Pockets
  • Seaming
  • Picking up stitches
  • Buttonholes
  • Weaving in ends

Knitting and finishing use two separate skill sets and not all knitters may be naturally good at finishing. Luckily, fine finishing techniques are something that can be learned, and Holli loves sharing what she knows about finishing to set you up with the skills you need! She’ll demystify the process of picking up and knitting, share the perfect seaming techniques (and when to use them – even for a set-in sleeve), and she’ll wax poetic about the whys and wherefores for the techniques that are presented, which makes it easier to remember and understand which technique to choose in a given situation.

Join in the workshop today and start learning – share your creative journey with us in the SOS Fundamentals to Finishing Knits community forums or on Instagram using #sosknitting and #schoolofsweetgeorgia!

Paired along with this course, read Greta Cornejo’s story of Swatching for the Little Basic Cardi & Greta’s Little Basic Cardi Update – Holli’s knitting pattern included with this course, available for knitting in three different yarn weights: fingering, DK and worsted!

Seaming Demonstration at knitcityvancouver :: I`m demonstration different seaming techniques at the sweetgeorgia Knitting Lounge at Knit City on Saturday at 1pm. Stay after the demo for a knit and greet session. I`m so looking forward for the chance to chat and catch up with everyone!⁣
Posted withregram • schoolofsweetgeorgia We`re so excited to hit publish and share with you the final module of Holli Yeoh`s holliyeoh fabulous Fundamentals to Finishing Knits course, with lessons teaching valuable tips and techniques for all knitters, helping you to elevate your knits!⁠

In the third "Finishing" module now available, there are a large range of techniques covered including: bind offs, blocking, pockets, seaming, buttonholes, weaving in ends and more. Along the way, you can also ask questions and share your progress over in the SOS community forums—we absolutely love hearing how this course is helping knitters of all levels with their hand knit projects!⁠

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Sometimes, after knitting for a few hours, my hands begin to hurt. Did I take a break? No. Have I stretched at regular intervals? No. Have I taken care of the body that loves to knit today? I fed it potato chips; does that count? It should, but no.⁠

When our bodies hurt after crafting for extended periods, sometimes all we need is to stretch, put our project down for a while (a day or more), or work on something else that uses a different set of muscles. But what happens if you come back to the project and it still hurts? Does that mean that you can’t go back to the craft you love? Not necessarily. But you should have a chat with a health care provider to see if you have created an injury or strain.⁠

What happens if, after that visit, you need to shift your crafting to something else, and you aren’t sure what that is? At Robyn Gibbons`s @nortonknitting new SOS article, she shares a few suggestions for crafts you currently do and ways to pivot and explore new crafting areas. Follow our link in @schoolofsweetgeorgia bio to read the full article »

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An oldie but a goodie! The Cozy Cable features a squishy, thick design in rich goldenrod. Perfect to wear for a walk in the woods on a cool fall afternoon. #makesbymommabakes #northernontarioliving #winterfashion #staywarm #gingersnaphandmade #sosknitting

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Gauge is important in knitting as it affects the final size and fit of the project. However, imperial vs metric measurements in knitting patterns can cause a bit of conversion conundrum for even the most advanced knitter. Neither system is wrong, but confusion can occur when the unit of conversion is not quite… mathematically correct. Let’s see if I can explain what’s going on with the math and what it means for your gauge and pattern results. ⁠

Read Tabetha Hedrick`s @tabismiles new article, Imperial vs. Metric Gauge in Knitting Patterns: The Conversation Conundrum​, to help make sure your knitting projects fit and look great by accurately converting and paying attention to measurement units. Happy knitting!⁠

#sosknitting #schoolofsweetgeorgia⁠
#knitting #knitswatch #knitgauge #gotgauge #measuringgauge #knittingmath #knit #knittingarticle #knittingtutorial #knittersoftheworld

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At the School of SweetGeorgia, we’re all about multicraftual making. It’s even more fun to combine two different crafts in the same project, especially if it means we can create unique effects or leverage the strengths of one craft to make the other easier. Crochet bind-offs in knitting are a great example of this. Binding off knitting can be tedious and time-consuming, but crochet bind-offs make finishing a breeze! In this article, we’ll cover three different crochet bind-offs that can be used in a wide variety of projects.⁠

Continue reading Ruth Nguyen`s @redearthdesignstudio new Crochet Bind-Offs for Knitting​ article and go forth and bind off!⁠

#soscrochet #sosknitting #schoolofsweetgeorgia #crochetbindoff #crochetpicotbindoff #plaincrochetbindoff #loopycrochetbindoff #knitswatch #knitting #crochet #crochettutorial⁠

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You’ve knit top-down and toe-up socks, now it’s time to learn how to knit Two-at-a-Time Socks​! Coming to the School on October 5th, knitting instructor Tabetha Hedrick @tabismiles will lead us “step-by-step” through all the techniques needed to knit two socks at the same time with the magic loop method. From setting up, working the heel and rejoining in the round, Tabetha shows us just how easy and doable each step of the process is.⁠

This course uses the Custom Top-Down Sock pattern, which has a very simple ribbed cuff and stockinette stitch. Once you’ve mastered the skills shown in the class, you’ll be able to apply these techniques to any sock pattern you’d like. With this course, we`ve also provided Tabetha`s lacy Prismatic sock pattern (shown here), which is perfect for you to practice with. ⁠

Find the materials list at the course page to help get ready for casting on once the course is released!⁠

#sosknitting #schoolofsweetgeorgia #tabethahedrick #knitting #knittingsocks #taatsocks #twoatatimesocks #knittingworkshop #knitters #knittersofinstagram #knittingcommunity #knittingcourse

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Many of our courses feature patterns to help you explore new techniques and skills. Complete with details about the supplies and equipment needed to make each project, these can offer fun inspiration for what to make while practicing and exploring skills in the different crafts. ⁠

As Felicia shared at today`s Live Office Hours, we`ve added some new patterns over at the "Create" section at the School. Included in this update is Tabetha`s @tabismiles Tume shawl pattern. Fisherman’s Rib and Garter stitch provide a fascinating fabric to play with colour and light with a squishy accessory to wear as the result.⁠

Follow our link in bio to find all of the patterns included with your SOS All-Access membership. And a reminder that with SOS price increases coming as of October 1st, all current SOS members will keep their current pricing as long as they remain a member. If you`ve been thinking of taking the leap to an annual membership, now is a great time to lock in our best annual rate before October 1!⁠

#sosknitting #soscommunity #schoolofsweetgeorgia #knittingpattern #knitting #knit #fishermansrib #learntoknit #knittingworkshop #knitshawl

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In knitting, choosing the right needles is crucial for a comfortable experience. Knitting needles are made of various materials, each offering unique advantages. But, with all the options, how do you know which knitting needle to choose? That’s exactly what I’m going to help you figure out! ⁠

Let’s review the types of knitting needles and their pros and cons. Learn about the differences from metal to wood, bamboo, plastic and carbon fibre at Tabetha Hedrick`s @tabismiles "Which Knitting Needle is Right for You?" article!⁠

Follow our link in bio to read the full post »⁠

Do you have a favourite knitting needle you reach for time and time again? Let us know in the comments!⁠

#sosknitting #schoolofsweetgeorgia #knitting #knittingtools #knittingneedles #choosingknittingneedles

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About Instructor

Holli Yeoh

Holli Yeoh is a Vancouver knitwear designer known for her deliciously modern knitting patterns with their casually elegant vibe. Her patterns appear regularly in books and magazines. Holli has also collaborated with SweetGeorgia Yarns to publish Tempest, a book with a sophisticated collection of knitting patterns for women. You can find Holli’s own line of knitting patterns at holliyeoh.com.

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Course Includes

  • 16 Lessons