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Fundamentals to Finishing Knits

Uplift your knits from “homemade” to “hand knit” by learning fine finishing techniques that add a touch of sophistication and polish to your projects, making them look better. In this skill-building course you’ll 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 this 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 enjoy playing – and please do share your creative journey with us in the SOS 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!

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.

1 Course

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Course Includes

  • 16 Lessons