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

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!

It's the final day to take advantage of our extended Black Friday weekend special gift! ⁠

For all SOS members, enjoy a $25 credit to put towards any pattern downloads from the SweetGeorgia online shop! With a selection of knit, crochet or weaving patterns to choose from, inspire your next project plans with these pattern savings (such as Ruth's @redearthdesignstuio beautiful Fireside Lace Set shown here!). ⁠

The code for the credit can be found at the SOS Resources page (direct link in IG bio), and is only available to redeem until the end of today, November 29th!

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We're celebrating Black Friday weekend at the School of SweetGeorgia with a special gift for all SOS members. From now until the end of November 29th, enjoy a $25 credit to put towards any pattern downloads from the SweetGeorgia online shop!⁠

Whether you’re interested in knit, crochet or weaving patterns to compliment the courses you’re working on at the School, we hope they bring you new projects ideas and further fibre arts learning enjoyment. The code for the discount can be found at the resources page — direct link in bio »⁠

Not yet an SOS member and interested in joining? Learn more about the different membership plans available and join us today — we hope to see you there!⁠


shown here: ⁠
Tabetha Hedrick's @tabismiles Subtle Glitter shawl⁠

#schoolofsweetgeorgia #soscommunity #blackfriday #knitting #knittingpattern #sosknitting

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The Craft Revival is Sunday, November 27 from 10 am to 4 pm. Makes by Momma Bakes will be located at the Red Lion Smokehouse. Come on out and check out her high quality winter hats. Featured here are variations on the Hudson Bay design.#makesbymommabakes #craftrevivaltbay #sosknitting

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My show schedule for the season has been finalized! Check out Makes by Mommabakes at the following venues:

🧶Sunday, October 30 (10 am to 4 pm)
HARVEST CRAFT MARKET
Location – Thunder Bay
55 Plus Centre: 700 River St.
Craft Room 1

🧶Saturday, November 19 (11 am to 3 pm)
NIPIGON COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
Location – Nipigon
TBA: Nipigon Legion OR Community Centre

🧶Sunday, November 27 (10 am to 4 pm)
HOLIDAY 2022 CRAFT REVIVAL
Location – Thunder Bay Waterfront
Exact location TBA

🧶Saturday, December 3 (1 pm to 4pm)
RED ROCK COMMUNITY CRAFT SHOW
Location – Red Rock Recreation Centre
#makesbymommabakes #mbymknitwear #sosknitting #craftshowsthunderbay #craftshows

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For SOS makers taking part in the the fun of Socktober, the Spinning Study Group, or for anyone new who joined us during our Spinning Summit, we have some new tutorials for you to discover at the SOS site. These spinning and knitting tips and techniques are great to bookmark and quickly reference while working through your fibre arts projects.⁠

For Socktober knitters, Tabetha's @tabismiles new Faux Circular Gauge Swatch tutorial will help you save both some yarn and time (plus help with making sure those new handknit socks fit) when knitting a gauge swatch for your next sock project. Find the video over at our SOS tutorials page!

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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
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